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The Feast of Candlemas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Jesus is the Light of the World!

POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!

Dear Friends,


This Sunday we will celebrate  the Feast of Candlemas.  Candlemas recalls Jesus’ presentation at the Temple in Jerusalem, when he was revealed as the Light of the World! How does that light change us?  How does that knowledge transform our lives?  Where does the light lead us to, and how do we shine with the light of Jesus?

The readings for this Sunday will be Malachi 3:1-5, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40, and we will be singing the hymns Alleluia, Sing to Jesus; Christ is the World’s Light; Give me Jesus; and Christ, Be Our Light!

Use this link to join on Zoom this Sunday at 10:30 am
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon is now available here.  

Candlemas Potluck – This Sunday!!!!

Our Candlemas Potluck will be held this Sunday, 29th January!!!!

Please bring food to share and join us at the vicarage following the morning service.  Please ask if you need a lift.  All are very welcome!

The address is:

The Vicarage,
9/65 Ban Ing Doi,
Kan Klong Chonprathan Road, 
Tambon Chang Phueak, 
Chiang Mai

This is the link on Google Maps.


 All Saints Annual General Meeting

This will be held following the morning service on Sunday 12th February.  All are welcome to attend and members over the age of 16 will be able to vote.

If you are not a member and would like to join, please speak to me or a council member.  Alternatively, if you have left Chiang Mai or no longer worship with us, please let us know if you wish to be removed from the membership list.

The meeting will receive reports, approve the budget for 2023, and elect a new Church Council for the next year. If you would like to join the Council, speak to Father Iain or one of the current council members.


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next week at the usual time of 6 p.m.  Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 
 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

God bless,

Father Iain

United!!!!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


United We Stand!

Dear Friends,


This week’s New Testament reading is from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.  He criticises the Corinthian church for their divisions:

“Each of you says, ‘I belong to Paul’, or ‘I belong to Apollos’, or ‘I belong to Cephas’, or ‘I belong to Christ.’ “

Paul is clear: all follow Christ, no one else is important! It is a lesson for us at All Saints: to do God’s work we need to be united.  See how they love one another!  We are united as we enter 2023, and let us pray that we remain so, for it is our witness to the world!  Find out more this Sunday at All Saints!

The readings for this Sunday will be Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, and Matthew 4:12-23, and we will be singing the hymns O Worship the King; They’ll know we are Christians; Brother, Sister, Let me Serve You; and Now Thank We All Our God!

Use this link to join on Zoom this Sunday at 10:30 am
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon is now available here

You can also watch my sermon from 8th January here!

All Saints Annual General Meeting

This will be held following the morning service on Sunday 12th February.  All are welcome to attend and members over the age of 16 will be able to vote.

If you are not a member and would like to join, please speak to me or a council member.  Alternatively, if you have left Chiang Mai or no longer worship with us, please let us know if you wish to be removed from the membership list.

The meeting will receive reports, approve the budget for 2023, and elect a new Church Council for the next year. If you would like to join the Council, speak to Father Iain or one of the current council members.

Candlemas Potluck – Sunday 29th January

Our Candlemas Potluck will be held on Sunday 29th January!!!!

Please bring food to share and join us at the vicarage following the morning service.  Please ask if you need a lift.  All are very welcome!



Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next week at the usual time of 6 p.m.  Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 
 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

Happy New Year to you all!

Father Iain

Following!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Dear Friends,


This week’s Gospel reading tells the story of Jesus calling his first disciples.

What does it mean to follow Jesus in 2023, and how do we do it?  What is God calling us to do today?  Find out more this Sunday!

The readings for this Sunday will be Isaiah 49:1-6, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, and John 1:29-42, and we will be singing the hymns Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun; King of Kings, Majesty; Let us Break Bread Together; and Christ is made the Sure Foundation!

Use this link to join on Zoom this Sunday at 10:30 am
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon

Video of last week’s sermon will soon be available here!  You can watch Mark’s sermon from New Year’s Day here!

All Saints Annual General Meeting

This will be held following the morning service on Sunday 12th February.  All are welcome to attend and members over the age of 16 will be able to vote.

The meeting will receive reports, approve the budget for 2023, and elect a new Church Council for the next year. If you would like to join the Council, speak to Father Iain or one of the current council members.

Candlemas Potluck – Sunday 29th January

Our Candlemas Potluck will be held on Sunday 29th January!!!!

Please bring food to share and join us at the vicarage following the morning service.  Please ask if you need a lift.  All are very welcome!


CMU Students



Mark and I were privileged to speak to the Comparative Religion class at Chiang Mai University last Monday.  Deacon Nat also joined us on Zoom from Bangkok.

These were the students who attended the Midnight Mass at All Saints on Christmas Eve.  Many questions were asked about Jesus and the Christian faith.
 

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will continue next week at the usual time of 6 p.m.  Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 
 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

Happy New Year to you all!

Father Iain

Epiphany!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Our Christmas morning Eucharist!

Dear Friends,


Christmas is almost over!  This Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Epiphany. It has been a very memorable Christmas Season at All Saints with record attendance at Midnight Mass and for Christmas lunch! But the message remains the same – God is with us, and God loves all!  Let’s continue to share this good news as we begin 2023!

The readings for our Celebration of Epiphany will be Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-6, and Matthew 2:1-12, and we will be singing the hymns We Three Kings of Orient Are, The First Nowell, As With Gladness Men of Old, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

Use this link to join on Zoom on New Year’s Day at 10:30 am


Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Our Christmas Worship

Video highlights of our Midnight Mass are available here and our Christmas Morning Worship is available here!

New Year’s Eve at YCF

The staff and children of the Youth Charity Foundation invited us to bring in the New Year with them.  We presented them all with Christmas presents and shared dinner and worship together! 

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night returned this Tuesday and we had a record attendance of 22 people!

It will continue next week at the usual time of 6 p.m.  Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

Happy New Year to you all!

Father Iain

Happy New Year!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Our Christmas morning Eucharist!

Dear Friends,


We have had an amazing Christmas season – packed Christmas services, fifty for Christmas lunch, the Youth Charity Foundation at the vicarage on 27th December, and New Year’s Eve at YCF is still to come! We can enter the New Year with confidence that all is well and God is with us!

Thanks so much to all the wonderful people that worked so hard to make the festive season so great this year.  Our next service will be at 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Happy New Year! 

The bible readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas on New Year’s Day will be Sirach 24:1-12, Ephesians 1:3-10, and John 1:1-5, 9-18, and we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen, and Joy to the World!

May I wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Use this link to join on Zoom on New Year’s Day at 10:30 am
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Our Christmas Worship

Highlights of our Christmas worship will be available here!

New Year’s Eve at YCF

The staff and children of the Youth Charity Foundation have invited us to bring in the New Year with them.  We will be presenting them all with Christmas presents and sharing dinner and worship together!  All are welcome!

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  This will be followed by the giving of presents, a time of worship and entertainment, and welcoming in the New Year!


Christmas Worship

Midnight Mass

Mark preaching, Ratcha translating

Visiting Chiang Mai University Students

Christmas Day worship

The Gospel Reading

The Christmas Message!

Christmas Lunch

Fifty people joined us for a wonderful Christmas Lunch!  Thanks to Arthur and Phyliss for coordinating everything and to everyone who contributed so much.

Maureen’s Birthday!

Mum was 81 on 27th December!   We arranged a surprise visit from the Youth Charity Foundation kids!  She was speechless! A great time was had by all!  Pizza and Pad Thai was happily consumed!

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 at the usual time of 6 p.m. Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

Happy New Year to you all!

Father Iain

Merry Christmas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Dear Friends,


Christmas is here!  All is (almost) prepared and we are ready to celebrate the coming of the Christ-Child.  Please join us at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve or at our Christmas Day worship on Christmas Day!  The scripture readings for our Christmas services will be from Isaiah 9:2-7 and Luke 2:1-20. 

On Christmas Eve we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels from the Realms of Glory, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! On Christmas Day we will be singing O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We have Heard on High, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and Joy to the World!

May I wish everyone a very happy Christmas! 

Here is another picture from our Festival of Carols curtesy of Pat Ward.

Use this link to join on Zoom on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon

Last week’s sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, “Do not be Afraid!”, is now available here.

Christmas Lunch

42 people have now signed up for the Christmas lunch and food has been allocated!  We have ordered three turkeys and there will be pork and ham, too!  (And lots more besides!)

Gene’s 70th Birthday

Our Deacon, Gene, was 70 last Monday.  A group of us gathered at Why Not? to celebrate!  Happy Birthday, Gene!

Maureen’s Birthday!

Mum is 81 on 27th December!  Instead of having a Chili Night (it is a Tuesday) we will have a Christmas Movie night at the vicarage beginning at 6 p.m.  Bring nibbles and left-overs to share!

Handel’s Messiah – Last Saturday

Congratulations to church member Paddy who joined the choir for last Saturday’s performance of The Messiah!  It was a wonderful evening.

New Year’s Eve at YCF

The staff and children of the Youth Charity Foundation have invited us to bring in the New Year with them.  We will be presenting them all with Christmas presents and sharing dinner and worship together!  All are welcome!

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  This will be followed by the giving of presents, a time of worship and entertainment, and welcoming in the New Year!


Busy times ahead at All Saints!


We  have a very busy calendar for Christmas 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch

Saturday 31st December       
Christmas Celebration at YCF

Sunday 1st January   
New Year’s Service

Sunday 8th January
Epiphany Service

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

There will be no Chili Night next Tuesday, 27th December.  It will return on Tuesday 3rd January 2022 at the usual time of 6 p.m.
 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Father Iain

Christmas!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Festival of Christmas Carols!

Dear Friends,


Last Saturday, 10th December, we held our annual Festival of Christmas Carols at Thammapratheep Church, led by the Lannacappella Choir and the All Saints Choristers.  It was a wonderful start to the Christmas session!  More pictures and video of the evening can be seen below.

This week we will mark the Fourth Sunday of Advent – Christmas is nearly here!  God has blessed us in so many ways and so we want to give thanks for all God’s blessings and share the good news of the Prince of Peace with all the world!

Please join us this Sunday, or at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, or at our Christmas Day worship on 25th!

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, and Luke 2:1-20, and we will be singing the hymns O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David’s City, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

Use this link to join on Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon

Last week’s sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, “The Faith of Mary!”, is now available here.

Gene’s 70th Birthday

Our Deacon, Gene Bourquin, is seventy next Monday!  To celebrate we will be going to the Why Not? Italian restaurant at 7 p.m. on Sunday 18th December.  Let me know if you can join us!

Festival of Christmas Carols

Thanks to all who made this such a wonderful event this year!  The choirs were the best ever!

Video of the event by Stephen Harrow can be found here!

Handel’s Messiah – This Saturday

This Saturday, 17th December, the Payap University College of Music and the Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah.

The performance is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. in the Henry R. Luce Chapel on the Payap University Mae-Khao Campus.  Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. so to ensure a seat we will meet outside the chapel at 6 p.m.

Christmas Lunch

Please sign up for the Christmas lunch.  This will be at the vicarage following our morning worship on Christmas Day and will include turkey and all the trimmings!

New Year’s Eve at YCF

The staff and children of the Youth Charity Foundation have invited us to bring in the New Year with them.  We will be presenting them all with Christmas presents and sharing dinner and worship together!  All are welcome!

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  This will be followed by the giving of presents, a time of worship and entertainment, and welcoming in the New Year!


Advent and Christmas Events 

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for Advent and Christmas 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Sunday 18th December    
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch

Saturday 31st December       
Christmas Celebration at YCF

Sunday 1st January   
New Year’s Service

Sunday 8th January
Epiphany Service

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night continues this Tuesday at the usual time of 6 p.m. Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 
 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

God bless,

Father Iain

Angel Voices!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Festival of Christmas Carols!

Dear Friends,


This Saturday, 10th December, we will hold our annual Festival of Christmas Carols at Thammapratheep Church.  All are very warmly invited to join us as the Lannacappella Choir and the All Saints Choristers lead our singing!

As we prepare for Christmas, we will rejoice with the angelic voices of the children in our Choir on Saturday night, and then hear the Gospel Reading of the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary on Sunday morning!

Christmas is coming!

The readings for the Third Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, and Luke 1:26-37, and we will be singing the hymns The Angel Gabriel; Of the Father’s Love Begotten; Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent; and Angels we have heard on high!

Use this link to join on Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon

Last week’s sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, “Visions of Christmas?”, is now available here.

Christmas Lunch

Please sign up for the Christmas lunch.  This will be at the vicarage following our morning worship on Christmas Day and will include turkey and all the trimmings!

New Year’s Eve at YCF

The staff and children of the Youth Charity Foundation have invited us to bring in the New Year with them.  We will be presenting them all with Christmas presents and sharing dinner and worship together!  All are welcome!


Handel’s Messiah

On Saturday 17th December the Payap University College of Music and the Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra will present Handel’s Messiah.
 
The performance is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. in the Henry R. Luce Chapel on the Payap University Mae-Khao Campus.  Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. so to ensure a seat we will meet outside the chapel at 6 p.m.
 

Advent and Christmas Events 

Copies of the poster are available at the back of the church.  Please take one if you have a good place to display it, maybe even in your car window!

You can also download a copy to print or share here:

Poster pdf
Poster jpeg image

Festival of Christmas Carols

This is our wonderful annual Christmas event.  Carol singing is led by the Lannacapella Choir and the All Saints Choristers, who will also perform their own pieces of Christmas music.  Readings will be given by various Consuls and other local dignitaries.

Tickets and posters are available at the back of the church or you can download copies to print or share with your friends by email or on social media:

Poster image
Poster pdf
Tickets image
Tickets pdf

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for Advent and Christmas 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Saturday 10th December    
Festival of Christmas Carols

Sunday 11th December  
Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 18th December    
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch

Saturday 31st December       
Christmas Celebration at YCF

Sunday 1st January   
New Year’s Service

Sunday 8th January
Epiphany Service

Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night continues this Tuesday at the usual time of 6 p.m.

Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 


 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

God bless,

Father Iain

Prepare the Way!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


Worship last Sunday!

Dear Friends,


We had a wonderful service and potluck last week as we marked Advent Sunday.  

We will soon be in the rush of Christmas with all that that entails!  But now is the time to pause, to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ-child, Emmanuel!

The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent will be Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12, and we will be singing the Advent hymns O Come, O come Emmanuel; Song of Mary; Sing We the King Who is Coming to Reign; and Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending!

Use this link to join on Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Sermon and Bible Readings

Last week’s sermon for Advent Sunday is now available here. The video includes singing led by the All Saints Choristers.

Chili Movie Night 

Chili Night will begin at the earlier time of 5 p.m. this Tuesday.  All are warmly invited to the vicarage to share Chili and this will be followed by the viewing of the newly-released Christmas movie Spirited! Please join us!
 

Advent Decorating

Last Sunday, young and old enjoyed decorating the church and vicarage Christmas trees!

The Church Tree

Baubles on the vicarage tree

Lunch together

Making new friends

Relaxing afterwards!
 

Advent and Christmas Events 

Copies of the poster are available at the back of the church.  Please take one if you have a good place to display it, maybe even in your car window!

You can also download a copy to print or share here:

Poster pdf
Poster jpeg image

Festival of Christmas Carols

This is our wonderful annual Christmas event.  Carol singing is led by the Lannacapella Choir and the All Saints Choristers, who will also perform their own pieces of Christmas music.  Readings will be given by various Consuls and other local dignitaries.

Tickets and posters are available at the back of the church or you can download copies to print or share with your friends by email or on social media:

Poster image
Poster pdf
Tickets image
Tickets pdf

Volunteers are still needed to help with setting-up, refreshments, etc.  Please see Chris Tananone.

Christmas Lunch

Please sign up for the Christmas lunch.  This will be at the vicarage following our morning worship on Christmas Day and will include turkey and all the trimmings!

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for Advent and Christmas 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Sunday 4th December    
Second Sunday of Advent

Saturday 10th December    
Festival of Christmas Carols

Sunday 11th December  
Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 18th December    
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

God bless,

Father Iain

Advent!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai


All is prepared!

POTLUCK THIS SUNDAY!

Dear Friends,


Christmas is almost upon us: this Sunday, 27th November, is Advent Sunday, and we will be joined by our All Saints Choristers from the Youth Charity Foundation. We will decorate the church following morning worship and this will be followed by a potluck at the vicarage where we will also decorate the Christmas tree!

Advent is a time for anticipation, preparation, and as we prepare our homes and our church for Christmas, we must also again prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ-child! So let us prepare ourselves, and rejoice that love is in the world!

Advent Potluck!

Decorating the Tree!


The readings for Advent Sunday will be Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44, and we will be singing O Come, O come Emmanuel; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; and Joy to the World!

Use this link to join on Zoom on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 548 801 501

Last Week’s Service

Highlights of last week’s service for The Transgender Day of Remembrance can be seen here!

The video ends with the reading of the names of those killed in the last twelve months because of their gender expression.

Advent and Christmas Events 

Copies of the poster are available at the back of the church.  Please take one if you have a good place to display it, maybe even in your car window!

You can also download a copy to print or share here:

Poster pdf
Poster jpeg image

Festival of Christmas Carols

This is our wonderful annual Christmas event.  Carol singing is led by the Lannacapella Choir and the All Saints Choristers, who will also perform their own pieces of Christmas music.  Readings will be given by various Consuls and other local dignitaries.

Tickets and posters are available at the back of the church or you can download copies to print or share with your friends by email or on social media:

Poster image
Poster pdf
Tickets image
Tickets pdf

Volunteers are still needed to help with setting-up, refreshments, etc.  Please see Chris Tananone.

Busy times ahead at All Saints!

We  have a very busy calendar for Advent and Christmas 2022.  God has blessed us with many good things are we have much to be thankful for!

Sunday 27th November    
First Sunday of Advent

Sunday 4th December    
Second Sunday of Advent

Saturday 10th December    
Festival of Christmas Carols

Sunday 11th December  
Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 18th December    
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday 24th December    
Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December    
Christmas Day Eucharist
Followed by Christmas Lunch


Chili Night 


Some of the group!

Chili Night continues every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Come and join us at the vicarage as we share chili followed by ice cream! 
 

Weekly Offering to All Saints

You can still donate in person or online.  Thank you for your support and love for All Saints and all we are trying to do together.  God has shown that he is mighty and we are in his hands!

God bless,

Father Iain