A great eagle, with great wings and long pinions,
rich in plumage of many colours,
came to Lebanon.
He took the top of the cedar,
broke off its topmost shoot;
he carried it to a land of trade,
set it in a city of merchants.
Today’s service comes from Dunmurry with a reading given by church member Emma McCrudden (Ezekiel ch.17 v.1-8) and the hymns played by church organist Allen Yarr.
Eagles are frequently found in the Bible and in Christian iconography. They are often found in churches:
Lectern Ullet Road Church, Liverpool
Lectern All Souls’ Church, Belfast
Click on the video to see today’s service from Dunmurry
Time for a Story: Navigation
This week’s Time for a Story is filmed in First Presbyterian (NS) Church, Banbridge and deals with the question of finding True North. With illustrations of the North Pole from the British Museum and some special music. How do we find our own internal compass to return home to the place where we wish to be?
Scenes from the North Pole
First communication with the natives of Boothia Felix. Several figures standing outside igloos, mountain in the background with a flag. 1834 Mezzotint. © The Trustees of the British Museum