Monthly Archives: March 2019

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door: George Herbert’s “Sunday”

Through Lent With George Herbert The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Mothering Sunday Normally I post my sermon on Sundays here, but I am not preaching this week – Julia Bradshaw, our postulant for the diaconate here at St. Thomas, Kefalas, … Continue reading

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George Herbert’s “To Saints and Angels”

Through Lent With George Herbert Saturday after the Third Sunday of Lent To All Angels and Saints Oh glorious spirits, who after all your bands See the smooth face of God, without a frown Or strict commands; Where ev’ry one … Continue reading

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A Short One: “Anagram”

Through Lent with George Herbert Friday after the Third Sunday of Lent Anagram How well her name an Army doth present, In whom the Lord of hosts did pitch his tent! ARMY = MARY This is probably the shortest poem … Continue reading

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The Value of Money: Herbert’s “Avarice”

Through Lent with George Herbert Thursday after the Third Sunday of Lent Avarice Money, thou bane of bliss, & source of woe, Whence com’st thou, that thou art so fresh and fine? I know thy parentage is base and low: … Continue reading

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Herbert through the Looking Glass

Through Lent with George Herbert Wednesday after the Third Sunday of Lent Humility I saw the Virtues sitting hand in hand In sev’ral ranks upon an azure throne, Where all the beasts and fowls by their command Presented tokens of … Continue reading

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I Am A Brittle, Crazy Glass: George Herbert’s “The Windows”

Through Lent with George Herbert Tuesday after the Third Sunday of Lent The Windows Lord, how can man preach thy eternal word? He is a brittle crazy glass: Yet in thy temple thou dost him afford This glorious and transcendent … Continue reading

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The Church-floor

Through Lent with George Herbert Monday after the Third Sunday of Lent The Church-floor Mark you the floor? that square and speckled stone, Which looks so firm and strong, Is Patience: And th’ other black and grave, wherewith each one … Continue reading

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