morning bell: sayings of the resurrection

 

We’re really looking forward to entering Easter season with a series of morning bell featuring the brilliant landscape art of Anne Butler, who is based in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Her work is full of colour, movement and possibility – and we think that it will be a great companion to this series of morning bell meditating on some of the sayings of the risen Jesus. For more info on Anne’s work see www.annebutler.co.uk – and her page on facebook is Anne Butler Landscapes.

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Stations of the Resurrection

 

I’ve really enjoyed collaborating with illustrator Si Smith in creating a meditative resource for Easter called ‘Stations of the Resurrection’. For individual or group use, it re-imagines the resurrection of Jesus happening in Si’s home city of Leeds. This raises both questions and possibilities that emerge from the astonishing event, and brings home the earthy, local nature of the Christ story. If the new thing happens, it has to happen here, and there, and wherever we are

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Working with Si’s brilliant  illustrations I offer ideas for creating an art and prayer experience with 19 stations to accompany the illustrations. Each station has the illustration, a related scripture text, a visual idea, a reflection, ideas for an accompanying action/ritual, and a prayer. My aim is for the reflections to enable people to step into the space the illustrations create and offer imaginative possibilities for the viewer to engage with the story.

The resource is available here and comes in the form of downloadable images and an instruction booklet. And while you are there Proost has lots of other excellent resources, well worth checking out…

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morning bell: stations of the cross

 

In Passiontide and Holy Week (the 2 weeks leading up to Easter) morning bell is pondering and praying the traditional stations of the cross – an old way of accessing the events surrounding Jesus’s trial and death. I made this series of images from recent visits to St Ives in Cornwall. The stations seem to share their wisdom most deeply when we allow them to sit with us. Some people find it works well to download morning bell to their mobile or tablet as wallpaper or home-screen for the day, and keep returning to it…

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You can access morning bell each day on facebook, twitter and email

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