Monday 28th December - Icon of the Day
‘It is such a deceptively simple phrase – God with us, Emmanuel, yet it makes theologies, philosophies and political theories reel.’
Image: ‘The Annunciation’ by Simone Martini (1284–1344) and Lippo Memmi (1291–1356). Detail from a cycle of four altar pieces for the patron saints of Siena. Now in Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
The copy of this work by Nicolas Lokhoff (1872-1948) was our Icon of the day on 12 December.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, on this Holy Innocents Day, we pray for orphaned children and those who are innocent victims of war.
In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with activities in our buildings greatly restricted, we no longer receive the previous level of financial support from collections at Services, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.
If you can help us financially to continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries, please consider making a donation by debit/credit card and to Gift Aid it if possible, by clicking this link to 'givealittle':