where (rel. adv.)
I am coming to that holy room,
Where, with thy quire of Saints for evermore,
I shall be made thy Music.
John Donne (?1571-1631), ‘Hymn to God my God in my Sickness’
The vault of Worcester Cathedral. © Akoliasnikoff, Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0.
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“For centuries the Bible has been a wholesome and strengthening influence in our national life, and it behoves us in these momentous days to turn with renewed faith to this Divine source of comfort and inspiration.”

King George VI

September 15, 1939

“COME unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30.

See also Ecclesiasticus 51:23-27.

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Messiah: The Story of Redemption

The story of Jesus Christ, told in passages from the Authorised Version of the Bible, for the Sacred Oratorio ‘Messiah’ first performed in 1742 to music by George Frideric Handel. Passages selected and arranged by Charles Jennens.

Messiah: The Story of Redemption

A Prayer of St Bede

AND I pray thee, merciful Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously granted me sweet draughts from the Word which tells of Thee, so wilt Thou, of Thy goodness, grant that I may come at length to Thee, the fount of all wisdom, and stand before Thy face for ever.

St Bede of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow (c. 673-735), at the close of his History of the English Church and People.

Of Christ

CHRIST is that Morning Star
which, when the night of this age is past,
promises to his saints the light of life,
and opens everlasting day.

St Bede of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow (c. 673-735), in his Commentary on the Revelation of St John the Divine.

See posts on this website by or based on the writings of St Bede

Picture: The Byzantine-style ‘northern church’ at Arkhyz in Ossetia, Russia, near the Black Sea. It was one of three built here early in the 10th century, and apparently functioned as the cathedral for the diocese of Alania created by the missions of St Nicholas Mystikos, Patriarch of Constantinople, in the early 900s. © Marina Turova, via Wikimedia Commons. Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0.