Archive for the ‘ Ikon ’ Category

st_brendanFor our final Ikon in its present format we gathered to enter into the voyages of St Brendan. We heard God calling us to Set Sail with him – to go beyond our comfort zones and to allow the wild sea  of faith to take us to new places.

Here is the liturgy that we used:

Set Sail

We also listened to a mediation on St Brendan led by Mark Berry. Here it is for you to reflect upon.

After the Ikon we enjoyed a simple supper and some conversation. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Ikon – Sunday 27th July 2014

st_brendanFor our last Ikon before the summer break we are returning to consider the life and voyages of St Brendan. We shall be setting sail with him at 6.00pm as usual.

Sun 27th July – 6.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Road

The Ikon will be followed by a light supper of soup, cheese and pate etc. Everyone is welcome to join us for this voyage of spiritual discovery.

Ikon June 2014 – Report

P1110067In a change to the advertised Ikon, we allowed God to speak to us through a passage in Luke. The passage has Jesus giving his instructions to the disciples before sending them out to minister.

Dwelling in the Word

Here is the passage and format that we used. The dwelling in the word technique proved very helpful with many different emphasises and insights being brought out.

After the Ikon we enjoyed a very pleasant supper together during which the conversation ranged far and wide.

Our thanks to all who joined us for this event.

Ikon – Sunday 22nd June 2014

P1110021Last Sunday we created our own version of the Rublev Ikon and it is now in pride of place in our living room. We will be using it as a part of our Ikon worship on Sunday. We will be reflecting on a variety of Ikons and their message to us.

Sunday 22nd June – 6.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Road

This will be followed by a light supper of soup, cheese and pate etc.

Everyone Welcome

P1100912Last night we enjoyed another excellent Ikon evening. Our theme was centred around the idea that to be alive is to move and to change. With music and readings and prayers we explored the theme. There was a reflection based on the reading from Proverbs. Particularly the concept of perichoresis – peri meaning around and choreio meaning to dance.

Here is the liturgy and the reflection that were used.

Delight Ikon

Delight Reflection

P1100913The Ikon was followed as usual by a simple meal that we all helped to prepare.

Alan-Watts-The-only-way-to-make-sense-out-of-change-is-to-plunge-into-it-move-with-it-and-join-the-danceThis month at Ikon our theme is ‘Delight: The Dance of Change’ which seemed appropriate in the light of recent events. Delight explores the playful dance of the Spirit in creation, the delight that God takes in us, in our freedom to become who we truly are.

Sunday 25th May – 6.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Road

We start with a cup of tea/coffee and bit of a decompress, just to let go of the stresses and strains of the week. The Ikon proper starts at 6.30pm and it lasts about an hour and is followed by a light supper. You will be able to enjoy a time of quiet set amidst some delightful fellowship.

All Welcome

P1100683Last night we considered the words of Psalm 42. We began with the beautiful worship song ‘As the Deer’ which is taken directly from the first verse of the psalm. However on reading the complete text we discovered that this was not the whole story.

Psalm 42

The psalm seems to contain a discussion which wavers from trust to doubt. The writer trusts in mercy of God and yet feels downcast that the same time. Here lies the reality of faith. It is not all sweetness and light but in all things as the psalmist says ‘I will praise him yet.’

Here are two reflections on the Psalm that we shared:

This led us to think about our hunger for God and that led us to a time of quiet soaking in his presence after which we broke bread together as a sign of God meeting our hunger for him.

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Then we joined together in a leisurely supper and attempted to put the world to rights!

Ikon – Sunday 27th April 2014

tumblr_lsyg6woKRo1qk0mlgo1_500For our Ikon this month we shall be thinking about the theme of ‘Being Hungry’. Psalm 42 will be at the heart of the evening.

Psalm 42

As the deer pants for streams of water,

    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    ‘Where is your God?’
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Saviour and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon – from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.

By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me –
    a prayer to the God of my life.

I say to God my Rock,
    ‘Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?’
10 My bones suffer mortal agony
    as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
    ‘Where is your God?’

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Saviour and my God.

The Ikon will appropriately be followed by a light supper.

Sunday 27th April – 6.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Rd

Everyone Welcome

 

Ikon Report – 23rd March 2014

1206IkonLast night saw one of the best Ikon that we have ever enjoyed. The combination of Celtic music, Northumbrian liturgy and silence, prompted many words from God for us all.

Here is the liturgy that we used.

Northumbrian Evening Prayer

The quiet of the Ikon was followed by a joyful stream of conversation. This was equally inspired by the Lord. The evening concluded some time after 9.00pm and everyone left much heartened by their experience.

northumbria-communityAt our Ikon this month we will be sharing in an evening of Northumbrian worship. There will music, prayer, and silence.

Sunday 23rd March – 6.00pm @ 6 Glenhurst Road 

We start with a cup of tea/coffee and bit of a decompress, just to let go of the stresses and strains of the week. The Ikon proper starts at 6.30pm and it lasts about an hour and is followed by a light supper. You will be able to enjoy a time of quiet set amidst some delightful fellowship.

All Welcome