From The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s: Advent and Christmas 2021

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By on February 1, 2022
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Ellen Reid
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Live Nativity

The Anglican Cathedral in St. John’s held their annual live nativity on the cathedral grounds on December 19th, 2021, In spite of the cold temperatures, the participants were kept warm with the spirit of the season.
The Anglican Cathedral in St. John’s held their annual live nativity on the cathedral grounds on December 19th, 2021, In spite of the cold temperatures, the participants were kept warm with the spirit of the season.

Labyrith

This labyrith has been tempararily installed in the cathedral with the intention of being a place of mindfulness and meditation; it was espeically an important tool during the season of Advent. Mary and Joseph (and their donkey) took time to visit it on the day of the live nativity.
This labyrith has been tempararily installed in the cathedral with the intention of being a place of mindfulness and meditation; it was espeically an important tool during the season of Advent. Mary and Joseph (and their donkey) took time to visit it on the day of the live nativity.

A Hymn For Quietmas

No one told the starlings,
soaked and shivering
from the December drizzle,
that they weren’t allowed to gather.

Over a hundred crowded on the wires
in my backyard
unaware of alert levels and the
importance of social distancing.
Still they were there
all in their best frocks.

In the New Year we’ll be able to gather once more, coo and cluck and fluff out our feathers.
It has been stormy to be apart
but until the sky clears  and all
is deemed safe
let’s stay inside
and leave gatherings for the birds.

E.B. Reid.   December 27, 2021

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