Ash Wednesday 2014   Leave a comment

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, and I went to the traditional administering of ashes service at my church.  During the marking of a cross on everyone’s forehead the choir sang one of my favorite pieces of sacred music: “God so loved the world” from Stainer’s Crusifixion.

For this first blog post of my Lent 2014 Reflections I just refer you to a recording of it by the St Paul’s choir on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Akz6J8Rw0.

Below is the artwork I stood in front of while it was being sung, you can read about it here: http://www.stmatthewsnorthampton.org.uk/art_history_the_crucifixion.shtml 

the_crucifixion

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