A collection of resources for the late summer and autumn period of Ordinary Time – prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.
Acorns and Archangels offers resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from the Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows’’ Eve, including the psalms and the prophets, the Acts of the Apostles and New Testament letters, women’’s stories, sections on saints and angels and harvest, a variety of blessings and a play for Hallowe’en.
This is a companion resource book to Bare Feet and Buttercups: Resources for Ordinary Time (Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration), Candles & Conifers: Resources for All Saints’ and Advent, Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas to Candlemas, Eggs and Ashes: Practical & Liturgical Resources for Lent and Holy Week, and Fire and Bread: Resources for Easter Day to Trinity Sunday. Ruth Burgess is also the author of Hear My Cry, Friends and Enemies and A Book of Blessings.
God of the seasons,
you surround us with beauty and wonder:
you smile in the ripening fruit,
you dance in the tumbling leaves.
Teach us to dance with you,
to act justly
and to share fairly,
to love you in friend and stranger
all the moments of our nights and days.
– Ruth Burgess