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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 13/08/2020

by Emma Capps

Thursday 13th August. Today’s reflection from Julia Jennings PRAYER, PRAISE AND PLANTS I came across this blog at https://arocha.org.uk/prayer-praise-and-plants/ I have found it difficult to know how to pray in and for these trying times. I’m currently working from home and my sunny windowsill is filled with a variety of herb and chilli plants of varying […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 12/08/2020

by Emma Capps

Wednesday 12th August Today’s reflection from Rev Ian Beirut explosion: church altar’s survival brings hope St Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church in Achrafieh is less than a kilometre away from where the Beirut explosion took place. Father Youil Nassif rushed to the church to check for damage, finding the nave completely ruined. But the sacred altar […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 03/08/2020

by Emma Capps

A review of our first outdoor service! SUNDAY 2ND AUGUST A really successful open air Eucharist today in the churchyard. • A good sized congregation, considering ….. • Lovely inspired music to lift our hearts • Warm fellowship as so many of us met up for the first time in months. • Blessed by lovely […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 31/07/2020 – Friday Reflection

by Emma Capps

Jeremiah 26:1-9 and Matthew 13:54- end. Today the Church remembers St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556. Is not this the Carpenter’s son? And they took offence at him. At the beginning of lockdown were you one of the people resolved to use the time by learning new skills or rediscovering […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 24/07/2020 – Friday Reflection

by Emma Capps

Friday 24th July. Today’s reflection from Rev James Hair “GRANDPARENTS” FOR THE FEAST OF ANNE AND JOACHIM (Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Readings: Ecclesiasticus 44:1,10-15 and Matthew 13:16-17 Ann and Joachim won’t get a look in this year because their day (26th July) falls on a Sunday. Normally they are relegated to the second […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 23/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Thursday 23rd July. Today’s reflection comes from Julia Jennings. School’s out for Summer As schools break up for the summer and more people opt for a ‘staycation’ this year, we can expect to see an abundance of young people enjoying the open spaces we are lucky enough to have around Portchester. Some of them will […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 22/07/2020

by Emma Capps

Wednesday 22nd July. Today is the FEAST OF ST MARY MAGDALENE. Ann Hair offers today’s reflection: Celebrating St. Mary Magdalene Reminiscences of Provence Early morning and late afternoon are my favourite times in the garden and this morning was no exception. The lavenders were alive with the buzzing of bumble bees, tiny sparrows foraged happily […]