EVENSONG AT SAINT LAIKA’S – 22ND. NOVEMBER 2013

THE FEAST OF CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS

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EVENSONG AT SAINT LAIKA’S – 22ND. NOVEMBER 2013 — 7 Comments

  1. Thank you, Father Jonathan, for all that you do. I treasure this. I do remember this day, as an American, when 50 years ago, our President Kennedy was killed. I remember where I was and what I was doing. I also remember the book that my father gave me – one of several – “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” by C.S. Lewis. That led to many years of reading this man’s work, and my appreciation for all that he taught. So, this day is special. I honored C.S. Lewis this morning, and it gives me pleasure this evening, to do so again here in this venue. Thank you for providing it. Not lost on this Yankee, alice d gray, Washington State, USA.

    • Thanks, Alice. I cannot remember where I was when Kennedy was assassinated but I can remember very clearly when I was first given a C. S. Lewis book to read. I was seven years old and in Miss Anderson’s class at school (she was a young, modern thinking teacher who we all loved). There was a selection of books in our classroom that we could borrow and take home but they were basically picture books and learn to read books. One day, when I was looking at the books, Miss Anderson came over with a copy of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and told me that she thought I would enjoy reading it (it was the first “proper” book I had been given to read). I read it, and then read the rest in the series. It was the start of four wonderful years at junior school during which I excelled academically. Unfortunately, it all went wrong at senior school due to bullying, but that’s another story.

  2. Heh-heh, looking at the above painting, I’m reminded of the jibe “S/he’s so far into the closet, s/he’s in Narnia!”

    My feelings about Lewis are somewhat ambivalent (not my style of apologetics, and Oy Vey the misogyny! Young JCF felt battered by it, reading both Narnia and later said apologetic works). But I nonetheless pray he rest in peace and rise in glory…