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The Mary Diaries (part 4)

I wonder how Elizabeth’s getting on with baby Yohanan…. I never did go back to stay with her. Less than a week after Yosef stormed out on me he was back to apologise! He had seen the angel as well, … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 3)

So it’s over… what a relief. I’m so glad I took Aunt Elizabeth’s advice. Go home after three months, when you’re over the morning sickness but before the bump starts to show; then you can choose the best moment to … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 2)

Dear God, my period’s late… I don’t know why, but I wasn’t quite expecting this. I’d almost convinced myself that I’d imagined the whole thing. But it’s happening already, and I don’t feel prepared, even though I said “Yes”… how … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 1)

Funny how your life can change in a moment, when you’re least expecting it… I was having a really good day, out with my mother and sister, visiting friends, chatting about marriage and babies and so on, as we girls … Continue reading

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December 25th

Why do we celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th? Actually, not all Christians do; the Eastern Orthodox churches, following a different calendar, will have their Christmas on January 7th. But it’s a good question. After all, we aren’t … Continue reading

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The truth about Father Christmas

Christmas is coming and… yet another hapless member of the clergy has upset parents by telling some primary school children that Father Christmas is not real. In this case, the subject came up because the curate in question asked the … Continue reading

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Worship Christ, the new-born King

Matthew 2:1,2 “Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”(verse 2) The deification of monarchs was nothing particularly unusual in that era (the … Continue reading

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