Palm Sunday: What Makes for Peace

  . As a child I quietly harboured an uneasy dislike for Palm Sunday. The processions, the palm waving, the triumphant chorus: “Blessed is He who comes in the Lord’s own name. Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!” Triumphalism bothered me then, and it...

ASH WEDNESDAY : Deeper Considerations

Dear Reader, The following is Chapter 4 in the Lent collection of reflections found in the Pilgrim Year series: a multi-modal, media rich series of online (mobile device friendly) reflections on the Spirituality of the Christian Calendar year.  I’ve done a fair...

Beginning Lent: Clean Monday

Clean Monday : First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite) -by Steve Bell Dear reader, this is chapter 3, excerpted from the Lent collection of reflections found in the Pilgrim Year collection: a multimedia experience through the seasons of “theological time” – Advent,...

Coming of the Magi: Feast of Epiphany (January 6)

The following is Chapter 2 from the Epiphany collection in my Pilgrim Year collection of devotional, multi-media e-books on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  The complete collection—Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide and...

Feast of the Nativity

    Jesus — “the splendour of the Father, and the figure of His substance.” When we look into the humble, vulnerable face of the Christ Child, how can we possibly see the “splendour of (God) the Father, and the figure of His substance?” And...

Here I Am! Contemplate Me.

The following is Chapter 2 from the Christmastide collection in my Pilgrim Year series of devotional, multi-media e-books on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  The complete collection—Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide and...

Advent: We Are Waiting

“Advent!  …a holy season in which we connect again with our ‘inconsolable longing,’ as C.S. Lewis called it—our yearning for the One who is to come and is also, mysteriously, the One who has come already—come as a child, come as fellow-sufferer, come as...

December 6: The Feast of St. Nicholas

The following is Chapter 3 from the Advent collection in my Pilgrim Year collection of devotional, multi-media e-books on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  The complete collection—Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide and...
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