Another great collection of seasonal resources from Ruth Burgess.
Winter is a liturgical resource book that covers the months of November, December and January.
It includes prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections, liturgies and meditations for the major Christian festivals of All Saints’, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, as well as for Remembrance, Blue Christmas, Christingle, New Year, Christian Unity and other occasions. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.
A blessing of the dark sky be yours,
of the white moon
and the faraway stars.
A blessing of the cold earth be yours,
of the hoarfrost
and the drifts of snow.
A blessing of a warm hearth be yours,
of a lighted fire
and a loving home.
A blessing of the Trinity be yours:
this long night
and for evermore.
From ‘This long night’ by Ruth Burgess