A man called Joseph had saved up. He’d been working for years so that he could own this small, cold, lightless hole. It was more than a hole actually, it was a small cave outside the city of Jerusalem. The cave wouldn’t be used for decades to come. Dusty, silent and void, the cave would […]

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The Tav, The Chi and The Cross

With the recent reflection of The Day of Ashes, commonly known as Ash Wednesday, I thought it would be useful to explore and try to uncover this strange notion of wiping ash on someone’s forehead. Firstly, what is the ash about? In ancient times and in Biblical texts, ashes were often representative of mourning and […]

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