December 2022

A Reflection on Psalm 96 by Canon Rob, 25th December 2022, Christmas Day. The author of the psalm set for today could not have Christmas in mind because the birth of Jesus, bringing about a new relationship with God, was many years in the future. However, the psalm was probably written to celebrate another new …

“A new Beginning and a Blessed and Joyful Christmas!” Read More »

A Reflection on Psalm 80.1-8 by Canon Rob, 18th December, 4th Sunday of Advent To appreciate the meaning of Psalm 80, a little bit of Israel’s history is useful. The psalm is sometimes called “A Prayer of Restoration” and for good reason. After the reign of King Solomon, Israel became a divided kingdom following a …

“A Prayer for help and Hope” Read More »

A Reflection on Psalm 72.1-7 by Canon Rob, 4th December, 2nd Sunday of Advent We are now in the Church’s season of Advent: these four weeks full of expectation and wonderful hymns, like “O come, O come, Emmanuel” with its chorus, “Rejoice, rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.” For Christians, Christ is Emmanuel: …

“All kings shall fall down before him!” Read More »

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