Month: August 2017

the weekly Magazine on radioalba.org christian October 2016 – September 2017

Magazine contents radioalba.org Christian 2016 – 17         Oct 9 2016   Media Matters: Peter Kearney asks some questions about the authenticity of some of the information channelled in the media, whether it be social media such as Facebook or newspapers, and reminds us that ‘the media’s not necessarily ‘free.’    Michael Savage gives a report from David Nott in the Yemen from  Medicine without Frontiers and Stephen McGrattan holds a conversation in Cracow about the World Youth Day 2016.   Oct 16 2016    In Media Maters  Peter Kearney talks of a delusional blame game and in ‘Divine Liberation’: From Life and Work, Mary Bradley gives us Ron Ferguson’s thoughts on the limitless love that God has for us Finally, ‘Joe Docherty reads an article from Flourish  on the 3rd centenary of the hidden seminary at  Scalan and Bishops Gilbert and Robson express their Christian support for migrants.   Oct 23rd:  Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti – ethics and morality   From Life and Work Lynne MacNeill reviews The Book of Iona edited by Robert Crawford, published by Polygon and Rowan Williams’ ‘Being Disciples,’ Essentials of the Christian Life, published by SPCK.   Oct 30th ‘Mag Bookoflife RC’   From Medecines sens Frontieres, Robert Carachi reads of Sudan’s ‘Book of Life’ (6.46)Aid to the Church in Need: Jean Swinbank introduces a dialogue about Syria between Bertolt Pelster  and Fr...

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Adamnan’s Law – The Law of the Innocents

Adamnan was the 9th Abbot Of Iona and the biographer of St Columba.  He too was recognised as a saint and among his many claims to fame must be counted ‘The Law of the Innocents’ – at the 7th century Synod of Birr he persuaded the rulers of Dalriada ( part of the West of Scotland and the North East of Ireland) that if they had to go to war then they should respect the innocence, women, children, the churches…. The Newsflash and song have been suggested as part of the 2017 Schools Cantata event  in Glasgow in order to draw attention to Adamnan’s Law and also because this year is a special Anniversary of Glasgow’s Faculty of Procurators which will be noted at the January 2018 St Mungo Festival.   Adamnan’s Law Newsflash-update     The Song...

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A Cantata for Schools: The Story of Joseph and Mary

What are We to Do The Story of Joseph and Mary   A Cantata for schools Written and © Loreno Rinaldi and Gerry Fitzpatrick.  Recorded for schools by Catriona Glen http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Cantata-Joseph-1.mp3   Words, melody line and piano score:  Cantata Joseph 2017 – Full Score Narrator:        When Romans ruled the whole known world,  controlled both land and sea. When Caesar’s legions first approached these shores in times B.C. narrator 2:     In a corner of the Roman dominion  ‘neath the hills of Galilee, there was born a boy called ‘Joseph,’  nothing special his friends could see.   Chorus: Joseph, son of David, son of Solomon the Wise, Joseph, carpenter and husband, Guardian of the Child. Joseph, guardian of the mother and the Child,  Joseph, Joseph, so reliable and strong. Joseph, son of David, son of Solomon the Wise, Joseph, carpenter and husband, Guardian of the Child. Joseph, guardian of the mother and the Child,  Joseph, Joseph, so reliable and strong.   Narrator:        As a young man Joseph had to make his way in life; When the time came he chose Mary as the perfect wife.   Narrator 2:     Mary, daughter of Anna and Joachim, was so young and full of charm. Joseph asked for their betrothal,  he would love and care for her.   Chorus:         Joseph, son of David, son of Solomon the Wise, Joseph, carpenter and husband, Guardian of the Child. Joseph, guardian...

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Send Forth your Spirit, Lord

4 For Pentecost or Confirmation A verse from Psalm 103.  Set in the voice’s middle register and with repeated melodic and rhythmic shapes in bars 3 and 4,  and in 5 and 6 it is easy to learn.   http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Send-forth-Catriona.mp3   Send forth your Spirit, Lord.  Send forth your Spirit, send forth your Spirit, renew the earth, renew the earth and fill it with your goodness. Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen. Send forth your Spirit, Lord.  Send forth your Spirit, send forth your Spirit, renew the earth, renew the earth and fill it with your goodness. Send forth Pentecost Confirmation – Full Score...

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The Trinity of Love

The Trinity of Love: written by Catherine Walker and recorded by Magdalen MacInnes http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Trinity-of-love.mp3   Come now to me, my child, I am your Lord and God, creator of all that is good, the Trinity of love. Come now to me, my child, I am your light and way, in me you’ll find all that is good, the Trinity of love. Come now to me, my child, I am your wisdom and life, my spirit I have given to you, the Trinity of love.   Trinity of Love CW kboard – Full Score        ...

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