Wednesday 30th December - Icon of the Day
‘Sophia is the eros of God become one with all creation, the love in God that longs for incarnation from before the beginning. She is the co-creativity of God, always inviting, never compelling, coming to birth in us when we say yes to [what Thomas Merton calls] “the dawning of divine light in the stillness of our hearts.” '
Image: Mosaic depicting John II Komnenos, Virgin Mary and Jesus, Irene of Hungary, ca. 1118, Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
Photo: ‘Myrabella’, 2012.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, we pray that people and nations work together for peace with mutual understanding and cooperation.
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':