Saturday, 18 February 2012


The Life in Christ originates in this life, it is perfected in the life to come (Nicholas Cabasilas)
Thus, as children of God, we should always be aiming at perfection. But demanding it with a perfectionism that cannot accept failure misses the point of who we still are. (From Philokalia - The Bible of Orthodox Spirituality)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ex Pluscarden monk now Episcopalian priest in Edinburgh.

As an ex Anglo Catholic baptised at OSP, now Catholic with a Benedictine slant, interesting to note that an ex-monk at Pluscarden has gone the other way.
Fr Stephen Holmes has joined Old Saint Paul’s as a part-time non-stipendiary Assistant Priest. He was licensed by the Right Reverend Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, and Acting Bishop of the Diocese of Edinburgh, at the start of High Mass on Sunday 29 January. Fr Stephen has followed an unusual route to Old Saint Paul’s, including eighteen years in a Benedictine monastery.
The picture is of the high altar.

Friday, 10 February 2012

The Way

"Run while you have the light of life,
lest the darkness of death overtake you" (John 12:35). - RB Prologue

Arise, then, but do so at once, without delay. Do not defer your purpose till "tonight" or "tommorow" or "later", when I have finished what I have to do just now. The interval may be fatal. - Tito Colliander
Finally got to see the The Way the line that struck me;

(Hostel keeper asked why she had never done the The Way)

"When I was young, I was too busy, now I am old, I am too tired."
My age would be considered neither young nor old, but I am certainly too busy and tired with responsibilites. But is that good enough reason to put certain things off? No.