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Some of you may have noticed two downloads for Christ the King Sunday which we put on our website during the week. As this festival was today (as I write) we are a bit late announcing them - sorry about that! We also have two new original downloads for Advent along with reminders of some previously published ones.

Photo © David Coleman

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New downloads for Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King/The Reign of God download transspaser

Christ the King/The Reign of God (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, responses, drama scripts, liturgies and a reflection for the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess. 13 pages.

In the strength of God the maker
we are going on a journey.

In the friendship of Jesus
we are going on a journey.

In the safeguarding of the Holy Spirit
we are going on a journey.

A star is shining.
Angels are busy.
Mary is pregnant.
Joseph is packing.
Advent is coming.
It’s time to go.

May God bless us with hope and wonder as we travel.
Amen

Ruth Burgess, 'A sending'

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Winter: Liturgical resources for November, December and January


Resources for Christ the King download transspaser

Resources for Christ the King (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: A liturgy, responses, a reading and a song for the Feast of Christ the King (last Sunday before Advent). Taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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New Advent downloads

The Appointment download transspaser

The Appointment (PDF download)

A reflection on the Incarnation

Tom Gordon

Digital download: A poetic reflection on the incarnation of Christ. 3 pages.

You kept your appointment,
just like you said you would.
You promised,
and I believed you.
Well, that’s what faith’s about, isn’t it?
You didn’t say when or how you would come.
But you said you would …

For more information and to see a sample

 

Voices of Longing, Glimpses of Hope download transspaser

Voices of Longing, Glimpses of Hope (PDF download)

A script for six voices for the beginning of an Advent service

Elaine Gisbourne

Digital download: A script for six voices to use at the beginning of an Advent service. Characters include a prophet, an elderly person, a young parent, a homeless young person, a refugee and Mary.

Elaine Gisbourne is a member of the Iona Community living in Lancaster. She is a physiotherapist, working in a local hospice, as well as a Spiritual Director, Street Pastor and campaigner for world development issues.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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More Advent & Christmas resources

For all Advent and Christmas books

For all Advent and Christmas downloads

 

Songs for Winter download transspaser

Songs for Winter (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: 25 songs for the season of winter, including Advent, Christmas, New Year, Epiphany and more. Taken from the book Winter by Ruth Burgess. 46 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


God’s Family First download transspaser

God’s Family First (PDF download)

All-age worship for the first Sunday of Advent

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: An all-age service for Advent centred on light. It incorporates one of Nancy's ‘Fergie the Frog’ stories as a script. 14 pages.

Nancy Cocks is a former Deputy Warden of Iona Abbey and the author of several books, including Invisible We See You and Growing Up With God.

For more information and to see a sample


The Feast of the Christ Child download transspaser

The Feast of the Christ Child (PDF & PPT download)

A Christmas Communion liturgy from Iona

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A Christmas Communion liturgy from Iona. 7 pages.
 
Christmas Child,
as we kneel again at your manger
restore, renew and reshape us
so that our serving and sharing,
living and loving
may,
now and always,
incarnate you in the world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the PowerPoint-only version

For the PDF-only version


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Recently published

Christmas Eve in the Diner transspaser

Christmas Eve in the Diner

Daily readings for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

All customers ordering the print edition up till Christmas will be emailed a free copy of the e-book version.

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A little book for all those who find themselves serving, eating, resting and singing in diners (real and metaphorical) in this holy season, and in all the days before and after – in hope that there they will discover God, serving and eating and resting and singing and welcoming them with open arms.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version alone


The Cloisters of Iona Abbey download transspaser

The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

(Book & PDF e-book)

Ewan Mathers

A new smaller-format edition of Ewan Mathers’ beautiful photographs depicting in detail the carvings of the restored cloisters of Iona Abbey, with text reflecting on the meaning of each design and information about the flora and fauna of the Isle of Iona and beyond, which most of the carvings represent. This use of symbols from the natural world reflects the close links of the early Celtic Christians with the land around them.

As a frequent visitor to Iona since childhood, Ewan observed the newly rebuilt cloisters being transformed over thirty years from rough pillars of fragile sandstone into a complete, cyclical, unified work of art. As an adult he began to look more closely at the carvings and from conversations with Chris Hall, the principal carver, to learn something of what they represent.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


From Darkness to Eastering transspaser

From Darkness to Eastering

(Book and e-book)

Bonnie B Thurston

Reflective, prayerful poems about how, on a cosmic and a personal level, darkness gives way to light. The author reminds voyagers that ‘light shines in the darkness’, that darkness is required to perceive light – and that Easter means the light has come, life triumphs, and the promised Holy Spirit will empower us for growth: ‘eastering’ …

‘You are in skilled hands here, so let yourself be carried along, ready to experience delight, or be jarred into discomfort. Above all ponder, weigh, take time. For each poem comes out of the quiet depths of a person who is a fellow pilgrim, illuminating the familiar with her own God-given insight.’

– Esther de Waal

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You transspaser

Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’, St Columba’s Day, Father’s Day; on hunger, economic witness, peacemaking, the environment, pilgrimage, welcome, hospitality and friendship. Includes a blessing liturgy for a marriage or partnership, a wedding/partnership ceremony and resources for a memorial event. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You transspaser

We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You

New prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

New prayers, in the ‘Celtic’ tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Colliding with God transspaser

Colliding with God

New and selected poems of faith and doubt

(Book and e-book)

Richard Skinner

Witty and reflective poems of faith and doubt, starting with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and concluding with the events of the first Easter, taking in on the way Julian of Norwich’s hazelnut, Mastermind, God as a blizzard, and the eighth deadly sin.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources transspaser

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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