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A liturgy for the end of the day is the latest new download from Rosemary Power & the Iona Prayer Circle this week. We also suggest some resources for the Feast of the Transfiguration.

Photo © David Coleman

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New download

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Compline (PDF download)

Liturgies for healing 9

Rosemary Power & the Iona Prayer Circle

Digital download: A short liturgy of prayer and blessing for the end of the day, from the Iona Prayer Circle, a worldwide network that prays for people and places in distress. With additional material — a reflection on the prayer O Christ, the Master Carpenter. No. 9 in a series of ‘Liturgies for healing’.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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For the Feast of the Transfiguration


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A Reflection on the Story of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Joy Mead

Digital download: Poet Joy Mead takes one of her usual insightful looks at a biblical event, this time the Transfiguration.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Hiroshima Day, 6th August

Norman Shanks

Digital download: A liturgy celebrating the Feast of the Transfiguration which coincidentally falls on the day that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The ‘shining power’ of the Transfiguration is compared with the ‘reverse transfiguration’ of the prioritisation of nuclear weapons over human needs. So this is a liturgy of commitment to standing on the edge and working for a transformation to another, more creative and just, world.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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A Communion Liturgy on the Theme of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A new communion liturgy to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration or to use at other times. We are all capable of being forgiven and transformed.

'I don't know if what Luke tells us is an actual event, an allegory,
a short story or what.
But I do know that I am called to act on what I believe
and trust in the story.
Which is,
that in Jesus I catch glimpses of what God is doing in the world —
that in Jesus I see someone I want to follow for the rest of my life;
that with Jesus
I find myself on mountaintops
and in valleys
and in every place in between,
but never find myself alone
anywhere.'

13 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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The Feast of the Transfiguration (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, biblical reflections, responses, a song, a liturgy, a reflection, a story and a meditation to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6th). Taken from the books Bare Feet and Buttercups and Acorns and Archangels, by Ruth Burgess.

20 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Some recent publications


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The Warriors Who Do Not Fight

(Book and e-book)

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé

In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. From sub-Saharan Africa and conflicts across the Middle East bodies moved, died or survived. Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé were working together in Ghana at the time, which is where this conversation in poetry began. In an echoing call and response they offer words for these times of war; ways of wondering what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.

Luminous, beautiful and sore. Poetry that is lyrical and tender, wounded and elegiac, probing and incantatory. And above all else life-affirming.
Karine Polwart, Scottish singer-songwriter

132 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Strange Majesty

The hymns of Leith Fisher

(Book and e-book)

Douglas Galbraith (ed)

22 hymns (words & music) by Leith Fisher, who was a minister and a member of the Iona Community. Like most good hymns, these started life in a local parish or situation, and explore themes not easily found in the standard repertoire. They are set not only to known hymn tunes but to traditional Scottish melodies, including from the Hebridean tradition, which was a much-loved part of the author’s musical landscape.

Buy the book and e-book together and pay only £2 plus VAT for the e-book (instead of £5.10 plus VAT). PDF version only, to allow for printout of the songs for ease of use. The discount will show up during checkout.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Sound of Iona (CD and audio download)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven
With music by Wendy Stewart

An Iona soundscape: a melding of wind and waves, the laughter of children, the sounds of birds, and some of Kenneth Steven’s poems, with harp music by Wendy Stewart. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

Runtime 26 minutes

For the CD and to listen to a sample

For the audio download version and to listen to a sample

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Known Unknowns

100 contemporary texts to common tunes

(Book)

John L Bell & Graham Maule

One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes.

Hymns, songs and psalm paraphrases by John Bell and Graham Maule - intentionally words only - with each item married to one or more tunes in any congregation's repertoire. A wide range of pastoral concerns is covered, including abuse, change, illness, dismay and healing. There is also a range of hymns on civic life, social justice and interfaith matters, as well as a healthy selection of songs on the life and ministry of Jesus and texts for the liturgical seasons.

For more information and to see a sample


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Fundraising items

For more information about the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal ...


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information


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Iona Abbey Easter Worship (audio download)

A live recording of the journey through Holy Week

The Iona Community

A recording of worship in Iona Abbey from Holy Week and Easter Sunday from the 1990s. Pay only £1 ex VAT and kindly add a donation of your choice to the fund at checkout (just below the shopping cart).

Available as two audio downloads of approximately 60 MB each

For more information and list of contents


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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

Inspiring human stories from Iona – of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Four months of daily readings. Royalties go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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