Monday, 29 December 2008

A winter scene

Taken from the Cathedral tower a little before 4pm today, these pictures show something of Lancaster on these cold, clear Christmas days. The sun is about to set on another day, and a pale red glow lights the afternoon sky.

No doubt in the city shops have been busy with bargain hunters. There has also been a steady flow of people calling in to the Cathedral, with many coming to look at the crib. During the Christmas octave we have extra music each day at the 12:15pm Mass, marking out these days as a time of special celebration of the Lord's birth. The Church encourages us to celebrate every day of the octave as though it were Christmas Day itself, so it seems good that they be kept with a little extra effort and a little extra joy.