Some Things, And A Slight Adaptation

posted 21 Sep 2017, 13:27 by Richard Eldridge   [ updated 21 Sep 2017, 13:28 ]
Fr Francis has very kindly allowed us to keep using the church and the New Sacristy for our meetings!

Seeing how a number of us also used to attend Fr Chris' bible study group on Friday evenings, we've decided to continue with something similar and fold it in to our Vespers meeting.  In future, we'll meet for Vespers at 6.30pm as normal on Friday evenings and then we'll transfer to the New Sacristy and spend some time in study of scripture.  Last Friday, we thought we might continue with John's Gospel - we've spent so long on it so far, it would seem like a shame to stop now!  After that, we'll have a think about how to go on.  It might be that we take the time to expand on the short reading for the evening's Vespers, or that we take a more parable-by-parable approach to reading the Gospels.  We might also move between more "academic" study and a more lectio divina approach.  It's all very exciting!

I'm also thinking of bringing in my little incense burner, some charcoal, and some incense for the Altar of Repose while we pray.  For the bible study element, I'll certainly bring in some books like the Catechism.

Last thing: we've a new member!  Mark brings us up to six, which I'm choosing to see as a 50% increase over one month!

Alex W.
Thursday, 21 September 2017