Thought for the Week: 22 September 2021
A close encounter with Cuthbert leads Revd Ken Madden to reflect on the Communion of Saints.
Anthem for the Week: 22 September 2021
Our Anthem for the Week is O lux beata by Emma Brown.
Emma Brown was born in Nottingham, studied music at Cambridge University before moving to the Conservatoire in the Hague in the Netherlands. She now resides in Leiden where she works as a professional singer and composer. This atmospheric work was written in January 2013 and conjures up the mystery and holiness of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Each part in the choir only sings 3 notes representing the Trinity. The words are ascribed to St Ambrose (340-397) and begin ‘O Trinity of blessed light, O unity of sovereign might, as now the fiery sun departs, shed Thou Thy beams within our hearts.’