For use during Lent, Holy Week and Easter, this is a truly exceptional resource.
The inspiring and diverse range of material provides a thrilling mix of Scots and English texts. David Ogstons honest, refreshing and sensitive words enrich and enlarge the mind.
This wonderful resource from one of Scotlands most talented liturgists is for all who seek inspiration or lead worship. It includes reflections, meditations, prayers, litanies, psalms and other imaginative worship.
DAVID OGSTON was a Church of Scotland minister whose work in Scots is loved and widely appreciated. As well as writing for print, Ogston produced brilliant scripts for religious broadcasts for BBC radio. Before he died in 2008, he was beginning to gather material together for publication. This book is the result.
THE REV JOHNSTON MCKAY has been presenter, Editor and Producer of BBC Scotland's religious programming. Previously published by Edinburgh University Press, Saint Andrew Press and others, he is author of eight books and is a well-known and deeply knowledgeable commentator on religious affairs.
The poet in David Ogston shines through, constantly catching one unawares with a startling use of simple words
.These pages must be preserved and made available by publication.
' ... a marvellous resource - not just for this season but beyond.
Johnston McKay's pulling together and editing of this material - assisted by David's widow, Meg - is clearly a labour of love ... The book has some wonderful meditations, many of them in Scots. I love the opening to his Scots Communion Service:
Minister: The Lord be wi ye.
Response: An wi you tae.
M: Faa kens us like God kens us?
R: Ilk een bar neen, baith young an aul.
It is not necessary to be a poet in order to lead worship well. Not only that, it is perfectly acceptable to use the poetry of others. There is no need for congregations to be served up junk food for the mind.
What language shall I borrow, to praise thee, heavenly Friend?
The David Ogston book would be a great place to start. '
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