Wednesday 9th December - Icon of the Day
Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent; one waits, hopes, and does this, that, or the other - things that are of no real consequence - the door is shut, and can be opened only from the outside.
Image: The priests' doorway, Lutterworth church, through which Wycliffe's body was taken. Illustration by Lewis Sergeant, 1893.
John Wycliffe (also spelled Wyclif, Wycliff, Wiclef, Wicliffe, Wickliffe; c. 1320s - 1384) was an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, biblical translator, reformer, priest, and a seminary professor at the University of Oxford.
Wycliffe advocated translation of the Bible into the common vernacular. In 1382 he completed a translation into Middle English – now known as Wycliffe's Bible.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for world agreement on action to halt climate change.
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':