The Rule of St Benedict tells us to offer hospitality as if we were entertaining Christ. Recorded in the monastic ‘Cellarium’, which is now a café, this podcast considers themes of welcome and hospitality, as lockdown begins to ease, and places of hospitality begin to re-open. But what do we gain by being hospitable to one another? Perhaps, quite literally, everything.
A 20-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week.
Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle
Address by The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor
Reader: Major General Christopher Ghika, General Officer Commanding London District and Major General Commanding the Household Division
Introduction: The Dean
Reading: Matthew 10: 40-42 Major General Christopher Ghika
Address: The Reverend Mark Birch
Anthem: Sir William Harris Strengthen ye thy weak hands
Prayers and Blessing: The Dean
Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).
This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.