Monday, December 26, 2016

A traditional Christmas Midnight Mass...

... preceded with carols, all by candlelight, in a country church. Young people doing the readings with clear strong voices. The Creed always seems to mean so much more at Christmas. And at the Acclamation we sang "Venite adoremus..."

Then a traditional Christmas Day with family: affection and fun and gifts and a delicious dinner and a lovely walk down across the weir and along the river...and then we listened to the Queen's traditional Christmas speech, which was exceptionally good this year. How lovely that she mentioned Mother Teresa - and noted that it is now SAINT Teresa. And how lovely that, talking about Christians she stated clearly "I am one of them".

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