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Cherish

10th February 2014

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Mary’s cherishing is another form of recognition of the beauty she found in her child. She would have been shown glimpses of what would become of Jesus, as every mother does.

Simeon says to Mary: ” A sword will pierce your own soul too.” The life of this child will be hard and sorrow will be involved. It is easy to see why Mary became so revered.

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Wise-ones

11th January 2015

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I struggle with the term of ‘Kings’ visiting Jesus.

A better translation would be ‘wise-ones’ or ‘magi’.

I understand Iranian Christians claim them for their own, as saints from what was Persia.

The number you will find disputed, three was only the number of the gifts they carried with them. There could have been many in a caravan and they probably had females in their number. In Eastern Christianity, especially the Syriac churches, the Magi often number twelve.

The important issue is that they came seeking this ‘King born of the Jews’. Seeing and recognising the signs are separate use of the senses.

God grant me such sight in equal measure – wisdom indeed!

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church