A poem and a song
Happy Christmas to you too. I was woken this morning at 6 am by our local orthodox priest ringing his bell furiously to announce Christmas morning Eucharist and then listening to him chanting the service over loudspeakers. So I enjoyed the service from the warmth of my bed
Thanks, Happy Christmas
Thank you. Happy Christmas.
Lovely, both, thank you. Happy Christmas to you and your family.
Merry Christmas Paul! Thank you for all your writings and talks over the last year, they have been a huge blessing for me. The song is gorgeous.
Happy Christmas dear Paul! Thank you for this thoughtful gift to us, your readers. Wishing you and your family peace and good cheer :-)
Happy Christmas Paul. That poem is a perfect Christmas gift to me this morning. Thank you ♥️
What lovely Christmas gifts! Magic is still all around - may we all have eyes to see it! Blessed and joyful and peaceful and faithful Christmas to you and your family, Paul! And to all good people on this Substack page :o)
Happy Christmas Mr Kingsnorth! God bless you and yours!
Thanks Paul; the best sort of gifts connecting us with echos of the past and which will stay with you long into the day. Christmas blessings to everyone and good fortune to all with the inherent chaos of family gatherings...
Thank you and Happy Christmas to you too, Paul, (and to everyone else reading this).
Seasons Greetings. Thank you for all your writing over the past year-it's helpful to step back and get an overview of the chaos in the world. The hymn is lovely.
Went to a children's Mass with my five kids and their families and my husband. Everyone was in town for our fortieth anniversary celebration and Christmas (first time all were here in a decade). And it was magical. Children renew one's imagination.
And Happy Christmas!
Thank you for this song - one of my favorites, and the poem. I played the song as I woke and made my bed, letting a pup out of her crate and shed some tears, as it is the most tender part of Christmas for me- the memories of my family that’s past and the love I have for them. Missing them. Today will be new memories for future with my family here now. Thank you for bringing Christmas in song to me this morning- Wishing you make tender memories today- Peace to you
Have a blessed Christmas. Thank you for sharing that beautiful song.