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The phoenix and the crib figures

Pamela Tudor-Craig reveals the surprising story of Coventry’s nativity scene and its restoration

And behold the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. (Ezekiel 43.2)

IN OUR SLEEPY DAY, most of us witness the full drama of the sun rising only through stained glass above the high altar in our churches and cathedrals in this dark time of the winter solstice. Our monastic forebears, getting up at five throughout the year, daily experienced those first shafts of ...

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The advocacy and the ecstasy

The advocacy and the ecstasy

St Teresa, born in Avila 500 years ago this weekend, is often depicted in a religious fervour. But there was much more to her than that, writes Laurie Vere  Subscribe to read more

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Lessons from history can teach us how to live

The long shadow of the past can not only illuminate the present but also point to a more hopeful future, writes David Monteith  Subscribe to read more

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Sat 28 Mar 15 @ 17:15
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