Category Archives: Christmas

Christ, Herod

Extracted from a sermon by Neil Remington Abramson, Church Elder, at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, January 1, 2017. Within Us: Christ or Herod? Saturday night, a week ago, while we were celebrating Christmas, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. We know … Continue reading

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Always There

Someone reading a pocket book in the long store line, December 24. Impressed that someone thought to bring a book. Impressed that anyone was reading a hand-held book, though see more of it on the buses. Expressed my admiration. She … Continue reading

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So no crèche

So one may be having difficulties again, at this time of year, with all the merry merry and the Christmas music. Maybe misplaced, if one considers that many view it as predominantly a secular holiday. Maybe one doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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Vespers to

…Paul Horn, and “We Three Kings“: Influenced by Jazz Vespers, and the way jazz can reinvent so much. On the program Frankly Jazz, hosted by Frank Evans, in the early 1960s. Players of the Paul Horn Quintet at that time … Continue reading

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Jazz Vespers

Saw the notice on the street: Jazz Vespers at Knox Presbyterian Church. Knew the church from other initiatives. Didn’t know what vespers were. Looks like, across Christian denominations, it is primarily associated with an evening service. Attended. Tyson Chen on … Continue reading

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Lie III: Only Faith makes true

There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love (1847) Email to Neil Remington Abramson, in relation to “Lie” and … Continue reading

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Lie II

In “Lie“, there is the issue of the reactions of a child to the first appreciated lie of one’s parents. In “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town“, Lorne Anderson commented, in part, as follows, from a piece he wrote twenty-three … Continue reading

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