Author Archives: Bruce Bryant-Scott

About Bruce Bryant-Scott

Canadian. Husband. Father. Christian. Recovering Settler. A priest of the Church of England, Diocese in Europe, on the island of Crete in Greece. More about me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-bryant-scott-4205501a/

An Address at a Brief Service Honouring Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Delivered at Souda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Souda, Crete, GreeceSeptember 16, 2022, 10:00 am We are gathered here on hallowed ground – ground that is holy not because of consecratory prayers made by a vicar or chaplain, or because … Continue reading

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Hymns for Sunday, August 7, 2022

These are the hymns we will be using at the Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, on the island of Crete in Greece. Hymn numbers refer to Complete Mission Praise. August 7, 2022         Eighth Sunday after TrinityThe Rev’d … Continue reading

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The Nag Hammadi Library & “Gnosticism”: A Short Introduction

After finishing Living Stones, Living Hope, a five session study from USPG on Contextual Theology, our online Small Group Bible Study suggested that we have some sessions on “the Gnostic gospels”. As I had spent some time two decades ago … Continue reading

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We Begin With Prayer for Peace

A Sermon Preached on February 27, 2022The Sunday Next to Lentwith special readings and prayers for peaceat the Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Cretein the Diocese in Europe, Church of England The readings used were Isaiah 9.1-6, … Continue reading

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Of Christ’s Inn and Shepherds

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert, Day Twenty: Christmas Eve George Herbert wrote a poem named Christmas and so we will close our Advent retreat with it, anticipating the late evening Christ Mass and the celebration on Christmas Day. Christmas … Continue reading

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Anthropoangelic Praise

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert, Day Nineteen: Thursday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent As we approach Christmas we should turn to praise. Here is another poem named Antiphon, by which Herbert means a chorus sung by two choirs … Continue reading

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Form and Content: “Trinity Sunday”

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert, Day Eighteen: Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent To demonstrate that Herbert was not a true Puritan, one need only look at his poems on feast days. He wrote about Good Friday, Easter, … Continue reading

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Mr Herbert’s Sunday Service

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert, Day Seventeen: Tuesday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent Struck by yesterday’s poem The Agony I raised the question about what kind of churchmanship Herbert belonged to. Following the Restoration his The Country Parson … Continue reading

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The Cost of Sweating Blood

An Advent Retreat with George Herbert, Day Sixteen: Monday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent Enough with difficult Greek poems, today we return to the sequence near the beginning of The Temple. As with the previous four poems, it deals … Continue reading

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“When I Mourn My Mother, I Do So In Ancient Greek”

An Advent Retreat with George HerbertDay Fifteen: Saturday after the Third Sunday of Advent And now for something completely different: a poem, not from The Temple but from one of the other published works by George Herbert – in Greek! … Continue reading

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