Holy Week – Easter

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Throughout Lent Christians have been reflecting on their relationship with God, sacrificing those aspects of their lives which may draw them away from God, in remembrance of Jesus’ self-denial in the wilderness and sacrifice on the cross. In Holy Week Christians continue this journey by observing the events of this week in almost real time…. Read more »

Beyond just a birthday for trees – Tu B’Shevat 2017

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The festival of Tu B’Shevat (literally the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat) this year falls on 11th February. Commonly known as the “new year or birthday for trees”, it marks the beginning of a new agricultural year. It is a fairly minor festival in the Jewish calendar and many of the rules… Read more »

Special HMD event at York Cathedral

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HMD York Minster 2017 Antisemitism has been a taken-for-granted feature of Christianity’s 2,000 year long history, erupting from time to time into catastrophic violence. We keep alive the memory of its extraordinary horrific consequences in 1930s and -40s in annual Holocaust Memorial events; my sense is that in Europe and the first world generally most… Read more »

Traces of the Holocaust

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Traces of the Holocaust The Right Reverend Michael Ipgrave OBE   Lichfield Cathedral: 27.01.17 (Holocaust Memorial Day) It is very difficult to know how to speak in the context of the Holocaust; part of me feels that the space allocated to this lecture would best be filled by simple silence. We struggle to articulate tales… Read more »