Church of England Diocese of Hereford Presteigne with Discoed

A Note from our Rector for Sunday 7 February

4 Feb 2021, 7:30 p.m.
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Dear Friends

This Sunday is the Second Sunday before Lent - it'll soon be Spring!

Elsewhere on this page you can find the Collect and Readings for Sunday and a re-send of A Sunday Morning Service for Use at Home. You might like to use this Service for the next couple of Sundays, pending the arrival of a new one for use in the Season of Lent.

Just an explanatory note about this Sunday's readings ...

The Reading from the Old Testament Book of Proverbs talks about Wisdom - and personifies the Wisdom of God, describing Wisdom's eternal existence and the part Wisdom played in the creation of the world.

Jesus is closely identified in the New Testament and in Christian theology with the figure of Wisdom in Jewish tradition. Indeed there are very close and profound links between ‘Wisdom’ (Sophia) and ‘The Word’ (Logos) as described in our reading from John chapter 1.

It follows that that which is said of ‘Wisdom’ applies directly to Jesus – ‘The Word’ ...

He was in the beginning with God ... through him all things were made...

Keep safe and well!