Not Many Wise

The symbolic food at the Seder Passover Meal

The symbolic food at the Seder Passover Meal

Part 4 Communion and the Last Supper: Dipping parsley into the salt water: After taking a sip from the first cup of wine, everyone picks up the parsley and dips it in to salt water and then tastes a bit. This represents the Jew’s tears of slavery when they were in Egypt. Matzah (unleavened bread) […]

The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

Part 3 Communion and the Last Supper: In the Seder meal there is a lovely symbolism. The Kittel coat: The Head of the house puts on a Kittel which resembles a Lab Coat, but has no pockets or buttons. The origin of the Kittel comes from the priests clothes. But NOT the High Priest’s elaborate […]

The Passover Meal and Communion

The Passover Meal and Communion

Part 2 Communion and the Last Supper: How did Jesus introduce the concept of Communion? In part 1 we looked at how Jesus introduced the Communion by having a Passover Meal, and we looked briefly at how the Passover Meal has now become the Seder Meal. Firstly, who was there at this Passover meal? Talking […]

Is the Lord’s Supper the Passover Meal?

Is the Lord’s Supper the Passover Meal?

Part 1 Communion and the Last Supper: How did Jesus introduce the concept of Communion? In John’s gospel the setting was an “evening meal” [1] In the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke it was at a Passover meal with his followers: “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” [2] […]

God’s not dead

God’s not dead

On the Newsboys single “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” a verse says: My God’s not dead He’s surely alive He’s living on the inside Roaring like a lion Which reminds me of a couple of things Jesus said: ” “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, […]

A Gift of Marbles…

A Gift of Marbles…

JOE’S JOURNAL Tanganyika AUGUST 1960 Not in my diary, but the following event regularly ‘pops up on my internal screen’: The fuel gauge creeps down as the miles wind up. A respectful Jeeves-like cough from the engine suggests more petrol (and less sand) would improve carburation. Indeed, the manual for early Land Rovers recommended a […]

[12] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1947 to 1948

[12] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1947 to 1948

During this period, when I was 17 years up to when we left Leigh and moved to Terling, Essex at age 21 years, I had three boy friends. The first one was Dennis Gamble, who I met after joining the local branch of the Youth Hostels Association. He was 28 years old, and had been […]

Being single in a lonely world

Being single in a lonely world

If we are married, or we are part of a busy family, we may get totally absorbed in our world and we may feel very frazzled by the sheer number of interruptions, ferrying people around, the noise and all the excitement. But spare a thought for single people – whether that singleness is due to […]

[19] John (Jack) Wales: War preparations and Soldiers from Dunkirk

[19] John (Jack) Wales: War preparations and Soldiers from Dunkirk

I am Jack Wales and what I remember about Earith during the war was that, at the beginning of the war, there was a great spirit in the whole of the village and the community all worked together, everybody joined something. My father belonged to the fire service, which was run by Mr. Gunnel who […]

Souvenirs from East Africa: figures 7 to 8

Souvenirs from East Africa: figures 7 to 8

These figures purchased in the 1950’s, use a heavier wood (than the two earlier posts), darker toned; finish enhanced with polish. They probably come from Kenya. Three Rhinoceros. The ‘two-toned’ effect of one shows both heartwood and outer wood. Female Rhino horns are longer than the males. Another Tortoise. Heavier than the previous one (in an […]