From this coming Sunday, Passion Sunday, we move into the season of Passiontide which leads us through Holy Week into the heart of the Christian Faith in the Mystery of Christ’s Death and Resurrection.
Passiontide is also the core season, and forms the core sequences, in my sonnet cycle Sounding the Seasons. I will be re-posting the full cycle of the stations of the cross on passion Sunday itself and again on Good Friday, and during Holy week the sonnets composed for each day. So all the relevant poems will be available freely from this blog. But I know many churches and individuals wanting to use these poems in passiontide will be planning services in advance so it may be more convenient for them to have the book to hand as it contains indexes and appendices specifically designed to help with worship planning. It is available in the UK in a matter of days from Canterbury Press and from Amazon. However I understand there have been problems with obtaining copies in America. Canterbury only ship to the states every two months and the first shipment I think sold immediately. More will be sent, but in the meantime I am happy to say that a Kindle version will be available for instant download on March 21st which will at least be in time for Holy Week. Other non-kindle ebook formats will follow shortly. The Kindle version can be ordered already from these individual pages: