Morning Bell: Lament series

January 27 is Holocaust Memorial day, a day to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust under Nazi Persecution, and in subsequent genocides that continue today. In Morning Bell this solemn moment marks the beginning of a series ‘Lament’ in which we aim to create space to lament all the death-dealing activity that continues to be perpetrated.

Lament is the necessary first step to enable our participation in change for good, by recognising the reality of what has happened. Through attention to lament – and in the grace of God – some renewed sense of hope may, in time, emerge.

 

Lament 1

 

The text for the series is from a lamentation by the Jewish prophet Jeremiah on the downfall of Israel and the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians at the beginning of the 6th century BC. The images for the series were taken by Ian and Gail in Berlin in 2015.

In lament, may grace and peace be yours,
and hope renewed…
Ian & Gail

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Unfurling cover final - Version 3Flyer for Spring 2016 gigs

 

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Ian’s latest collection of poems Unfurling is out now in paperback and e-format on Canterbury Press, also via your local bookshop, via Kindle and all usual online sources including Book Depository with free delivery world-wide.

 

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Morning Bell: Theophany series

This Epiphany our focus in Morning Bell is on what is at the heart of the Orthodox celebration of this season – the Theophany – the manifestation of God the Holy Trinity in the baptism of Jesus the Christ, and the gift of this Christ to the whole world. We are wondering how the Theophany might inform and inspire our life of prayer, our sense of being and our call to action.

 

Theophany 1

 

The images for the series are all made from photos taken by Ian in Berlin. You may also glimpse elements of a beautiful ceiling mosaic, celebrating the Theophany, at the Orthodox monastery of Daphni. The text for the series is inspired by the gospel texts recounting the baptism of the Christ. As Jesus the Christ is revealed as the beloved Son of God, so too we may step deeper into our own sense of being deeply loved…

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Unfurling cover final - Version 3Flyer for Autumn 2015 gigs v2

 

If you find Morning Bell helpful please considering making a donation towards our work via the donate button. Friends and supporters we are very grateful for all your help and encouragement!

Ian’s latest collection of poems Unfurling is out now in paperback and e-format on Canterbury Press, also via your local bookshop, via Kindle and all usual online sources including Book Depository with free delivery world-wide.

 

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