Our father of two and erstwhile stand-up comedian Luke Bryant wrote this special poem which he recited during our lunch at the Kokotos Winery on Sunday 21st October. We are very grateful for his contribution which was much appreciated especially since he was suffering from a painful back that day. We look forward to reading many more contributions from Luke and to his entertaining us again with his special brand of humour:
AN ANGLICAN IN ATHENS
We’ll start our rhyme at Christmas, a magical time of year,
The whole church gets together, to spread the joyful cheer.
The climate in Athens is not so British, not quite so icy cold.
The Christmas tree goes up and the choir begins to sing.
Christmas wishes and thoughts of family, thoughts of memories of old.
And then the Christmas market, so many treats bought and sold.
And then we get through New Year’s, our year in the church begins afresh,
Time to detox ourselves from Christmas and kick-start our minds all fresh.
Time to start thinking about our Easter and preparing ourselves for Lent.
Time to count to forty and restart, our Anglican Christian faith.
Each year brings brand new challenges, created from our past.
Lent is time to focus and think about our past.