Updated edition of this guide to St Cuthbert's Way that brings the landscape to life through a wealth of stories and personalities. Includes a look at early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon spirituality, the more recent history of the Borderlands and the flora and fauna to look out for along the route.
A collection of Donald Eadie's reflections, letters, prayers and poems relating to the letting go of his old life as a result of illness and becoming a pilgrim in the borderlands, the place of exploration and discovery.
Based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, this is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations.
A series of Bible readings, prayers and colour images for each day of Lent and Holy Week, to invite reflection, contemplation and action in the world.
A year of daily readings, offering simple and direct reflections for facing the joys and sorrows, challenges and decisions of each day.
Stories, scripts and reflections, based on the biblical books from Genesis to Nehemiah, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. Esther to Maccabees will follow.
Stories celebrating the 'Iona effect' - about different folk coming together - people from different countries and backgrounds. Stories of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit -
New prayers, in the 'Celtic' tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.
Witty and reflective poems of faith and doubt, ranging from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden to 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.
Bible readings, reflections and prayers for the days of Holy Week, and a large section of resources, all from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.
A new edition which has been extensively revised and rearranged to include about 80% new material. The services draw on many traditions, including the Celtic, and aim to help us to be fully present to God, who is fully present to us – in our neighbour, in the political and social activity of the world around us, and in the very centre and soul of our being.
Advent & Christmas
This liturgical resource book covering November, December and January includes prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections, liturgies and meditations for the major Christian festivals and other occasions that fall during these months.
A welcome accompaniment to the Advent days of anticipating Christ's birth. Follow its invitation of prophetic prayers and vibrant full-colour artwork to watch and wait for the coming of the Holy One. Open your eyes and heart to the wideness of God, and God's gentle but persistent call for justice and mercy.
Poems of strong and well-crafted connections - between communities in the West of Scotland and the West Bank Palestinian territories; between prayer and politics; between a lyrical delight in the natural world - and down-to-earth living, observed with warmth and humour.
A collection of communion liturgies and other resources covering Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and Transfiguration.
A collection of favourite Joy Mead poems, many of them selected by the author's readers and friends, who ask 'Where can I find -?' when they want a poem for a special occasion. Also includes some new works.
Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother's Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources -
Advent & Christmas
Poetry, liturgy and narrative resources on beloved Advent and Christmas themes, questioning the cosy and sentimental view of the festive season and taking seriously the idea that God in Christ is born as a vulnerable outsider who transforms the world in radical ways.
These haiku-like poems arise out of Kenneth Steven's perception of the Iona landscape. They have the sense of wonder, seeing, and being in the moment that many of us experience when spending time on this jewel-like island in a turquoise sea.
Reflections, meditations, prayers and liturgies for Holy Week following the journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. A book which affirms that, even in the darkness of betrayal and denial and death, we can rise up and live different lives: where the justice, peace and love poured out in Christ's life can be resurrected in our own.
This inspiring anthology of liturgies and worship resources, reflecting the life and witness of the Iona Community, originally published in 1996, is intended to encourage creativity in worship.