I have just posted a service of Holy Communion for the Feast Of The Annunciation Of Our Lord at ST. LAIKA'S. I have pulled out all the stops on this one as I didn't want to get on the wrong side of the Virgin Mary. It took me hours. The result is, technically, rather excellent. Please make me happy by giving it a listen.

There's no sermon but here is a question for you to ponder:

If Joseph is metaphorically a descendant of David, is Mary, allegorically a descendant of Hagar?

I think the answer is "yes" for all sorts of reasons which the "text of terror" theologians go into in much detail. But, of course, as you know, I could be wrong.

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  1. If you haven’t gone to worship at St. Laika’s on the Feast of the Annunciation, I hope you will do so. Don’t let it being a Eucharist stop you. Prayers are prayers, and the music is wonderful.

    MP, I have a hard time settling into these services because it’s hard for my to receive the gift instead of pouring over my own books, going from prayer book to gospel to other readings on my own. This is a necessary discipline you have given me, to simply sit still and receive – and join in singing, too thank you very much!

    Peace to all.

  2. I’m afraid to post how I feel,..I don’t want it broadcasted across the net!!

    So I just keep my feelings to myself now!!