Green islands, ends of the earth, and all that

posted by Kaihsu Tai on February 22nd, 2006

It is still a few weeks to St Patrick‘s Day, but today the Revd Fleur Houston preached on the saint’s life with the topic “Interacting with the past” at the Mansfield College chapel. May I please request the gentle readers to also remember, in the weekend following the feast of Patrick (18th to 21st of March), James Laidlaw Maxwell Snr and George Leslie Mackay, apostles to Formosa (Taiwan).

a photograph taken at the Misión Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles To get you in the mood, here is a link to Matthew 28:18–20 and a photograph taken at the Misión Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles. (By the way, is that Óscar Romero on the left?)

Further, may I also please remind the gentle readers to pray for the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches currently taking place in Porto Alegre.

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  1. On February 22, 2006 at 22:44 Mike (Worcester) said:

    Looks like Romero to me. Did you take this photo? Any idea what the semicircles in the bottom corners are, or those posts in the foreground?

    The CPF points out some Romero activities coming up in Camden, NJ.

  2. On February 23, 2006 at 04:45 Dr Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    Yes, I took the photograph last February. I am not sure what the other objects are. (It’s snowing here in Oxford today, like this time last year.)

  3. On February 28, 2006 at 15:21 Carlos said:

    I think the objects are chains and prison bars: Christ is liberating man from the symbols of bondage by smiting oppressors, etc., etc.

  4. On March 15, 2006 at 10:02 Dr Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    The weekend I mentioned will soon be upon us. Also, Ἅγιος Ã“scar has his feast day on the 24th of March, as popularized by the Anglican Communion.