No, despite the season, we’re not talking about Santa Claus. As you may remember, a few months ago, Fr Hawtin discussed the significance of weathercocks on the steeples of Anglican (and other) churches. And he mentioned that, in the process of making some urgent repairs to our church tower, St Stephen’s was adding a . . . → Read More: Up on the rooftop …
Or, at least, in an Anglican church on the east coast. Christmastide is my favorite season, because I get to wear all sorts of finery. I have different outfits for Christmas Eve (and Christmas Day; I don’t bother to change); New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day (I do change my outfit for the morning service: . . . → Read More: The best dressed lectern in Christendom
Merry what? Well, that’s what the Choirmaster wished me, referring to the clock with which I was so gaudily adorned this morning. Why a clock? you may be wondering. Well, it’s not exactly what you think. Yes, I wore a clock and a party hat last night, for New Year’s Eve, but the solo clock . . . → Read More: Merry Clockmas!
Isaac’s Christmas Eve finery
Christmastide—including Epiphany—is one of my favorite seasons of the Church year. I benefit from the festivities by being the opportunity to put on my holiday finery. It all started about fifteen years ago, when one of the trebles in the choir suggested that I should be allowed to wear an . . . → Read More: Seasonal Finery