Good bye, beautiful Greece

I had forgotten how many colours there are in the world! How wonderful the sun feel on one’s face! How delicious fresh fruit can be! On behalf of the entire community, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped … Read More

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Not punishment, but Grace

Christ is not ‘taking revenge’ on the dust that we are, because He loves this dust – He created it, He imprinted His Image on it and gave Himself as a sacrifice so this dust can once more fully reflect … Read More

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The death in us

We all have death in ourselves. Not the death that comes with old age, but the death that comes through sin. Old sin – mine, my brother’s and my sister’s, all the way down to Adam’s sin. But mostly mine. … Read More

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Who I am today

Who I am tomorrow is already determined today. My spiritual self tomorrow is built on the foundation of the sacrifice or the compromise I make today. Sacrifice for the sake of Good or compromise for the sake of evil. When … Read More

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St Kentigern

St Kentigern knew evil from his mother’s womb. St Thaney, his mother was raped. Yet he did not allow evil to touch him, to define him. He saw it for what it was, he called it what it was and … Read More

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Theophany & starting on our pilgrimage

A peaceful (freezing) day at Kilninian, cleaning the gutters, tending the new rose bushes and continuing work on the floor – we’ve been slowly sanding it for three weeks now.Blinding (but still freezing) sun, hale out of the blue, clouds … Read More

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Happy New Year 2020!

The world feels very small these months, a tiny space shrouded in fog and clouds. It seems like it has always been winter, that the rains and the winds have been with us since the creation of the world, and … Read More

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On Thin Places and Thin Persons

Sustained fasting allows prayer to descend to the depth of the heart and burn out the roots of our passions. I stumbled across this quotation by St Paisius Velichkovsky while I was on Athos, recording the new series of our … Read More

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