Friday, April 06, 2007

Watch with me...

For some reason only four of us stayed on to watch after Maundy Thursday communion, foot-washing etc. We finished by saying Compline together in the half dark of the side chapel. Strange silent fellowship of it - the thinning of time again. You could almost sense olive leaves overhead...

It's been a long and rather wonderful day, setting off early to go to the Cathedral for the Chrism Eucharist (renewal of vows and blessing of the oils) - +David preached a truly glorious sermon on unity in grace - and going on till the evening. The grieving stillness after the wonder of the Cathedral was right, somehow reflecting what today is...

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor...

1 comment:

  1. The Great Silence of that vigil, dwelling wholly in God's time, was so moving. It was like birth sitting, or a death watch, where one simply surrenders to timelessness, and the Presence of the great mystery. He teaches us how to be human.

    Pax tibicum

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