One of my favourite hymns is Veni Creator Spiritus (which means, ‘Come, Creator Spirit’). It is usually sung on the Day of Pentecost, and almost always at ordinations.
Welcome to Around the Table, our new blog at St. Stephen’s. You’ll find weekly reflections from me and other voices, as well as occasional musings. Our hope is that this provides one more way for us to connect during these challenging times, along with Sunday worship and our weekly Zoom check-in.
This Sunday, we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. I’m not entirely sure why, but there’s something about feasts and special celebrations that feels particularly out of place in the midst of physical distancing. A kind of deep disconnect between the celebration we proclaim, and the reality we find ourselves in. An unsettling contrast between what we’re doing and how we’re forced to do it.