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Epiphany Study Group: Faith, Hope, and Poetry

January 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

This is the season of Epiphany, the time in our church year when we focus on the mystery of God’s self-manifestation – on the Good News that “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

But what is “truth”, and how can we possibly know it? Is it accessible to reasoning alone? Or does imagination – and the arts that stimulate and give expression to imagination, such as poetry – have an essential role to play, without which our thinking becomes imbalanced and misses the mark?

This study group will seek answers by examining poems that span the history of English poetry, as they are opened up for us by the brilliantly insightful Anglican theologian, poet and musician, Malcolm Guite, in his book, Faith, Hope and Poetry.

This study is not just for lovers of poetry! It is also for those who have never been attracted to poetry because they find it intimidating, puzzling, or simply irrelevant.

We meet on Thursdays at 7:30 pm, beginning January 16, at the home of Barbara and Stan Armstrong. If you would like to participate, please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Bach in the Round Church

January 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

On Sunday, January 26 at 3pm a new ensemble, The St George’s Consort, will make its debut in a performance of works by J.S. Bach. Among the featured artists in this ensemble are singers and instrumentalists well known to our Parish and in the community for their expertise in Baroque music performance, including Andrew Pickett, Sarah Myatt, Kirsty Money and Garth MacPhee.

The programme will be a sort of “taster’s menu” of works, including arias from Cantatas 82 and 169, the magnificent motet “Lobet den Herr’n” and excerpts from the Orchestral Suite in b minor.  A pre-concert talk will take place at 2:15pm. Please plan to attend this very special event!

There is no charge for entrance to the concert, but a free will offering will be taken in support of Friends of Saint George’s Society.

Selections from Nine Lessons & Carols for Christmas, Jan 5 2014

January 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

(Note: We apologise for the background noise; we hope to minimize this in future recordings.)

Bulletin: Sunday Next Before Advent (“Stir-up Sunday”)

November 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, c 1603-1606

Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, Caravaggio, c 1603-1606

THE COLLECT

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Lectionary for Sunday Next Before Advent