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Ray's Blog: December 2020

New Year Message

 The Covid pandemic is a wake up call. The raping of the planet has so shrunk its species that ever more viruses now leap into humans who are the last to die. The 2021 UN World Climate Change Summit in Glasgow is a last-chance call to humanity. As it...

Posted at 09:40am on 29th December 2020

Winter Solstice And The Christmas Sun

After dark on  the December 21 solstice (winter in the northern hemisphere) I climbed Berwick's highest rampart, lit a candle which pomptly blew out, and by torchlight said the Prayer for the Winter Solstice in volume 4 of The Celtic Prayer Book:

'The earth is not dead: it is sleeping. Its...

Posted at 16:02pm on 21st December 2020

Advent

 

 

Scripture likens certain regimes to a drunken whore, whose peoples are as intoxicated with her as with alcohol (Revelation 17:2). We call this populism. Under military regimes the only solution is to remain faithful to the Unseen King of Kings (Revelation 17:14) who will endure when tyrants...

Posted at 09:38am on 19th December 2020

Through The Year With Irish Saints

I was the guest speaker at Veritas Ireland's zoom launch of Through the Year with Irish Saints by Stella Durand, who is a member of the newly formed new monastic community Cairde Ananama (affiliated to the international Community of Aidan and Hilda). You can buy copies from www.veritasonline. Here...

Posted at 19:22pm on 10th December 2020

Creation Crisis Networks And Ecumenical Patriarchate

Last week we received a letter from the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul thanking me for my new book Celtic Christianity and Climate Crisis: Twelve Keys for the Future of the Church (www.sacristypress)

Last week also I spoke by zoom  to the North Northumberland Spirituality Network about this book on the...

Posted at 08:01am on 3rd December 2020
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