Traditionally our church commemorates the baptism of our Lord on the first Sunday after Epiphany. In the Old Testament reading for services this morning (Isaiah 42: 1-9) we read in verse 9: ‘See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.’ Read More...

Sad News

We learned yesterday, while i was uploading my first video to YouTube, that James Shingo Sakamoto, the oldest member of our congregation at Miyazaki Holy Trinity Church, had died in the afternoon. Read More...


This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him! (Matthew 17:5, NIVUK)

The Anglican Church commemorates the transfiguration of our Lord today, August 6th. In Japan, however, the day also marks the atom bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Prayers for peace are held in Hiroshima on this day every year, and some of our church members from Kyushu Diocese are in Hiroshima for that purpose.

Today is also my sister’s wedding anniversary and the birthday of at least one of my ex-students. My best wishes to everyone for whom today is a special day!

Belated Update

I’m afraid I’ve neglected this blog for much too long this time, having added nothing to it since May. Since the official Japanese site now links to this English site (just click on the ENGLISH button on the top Japanese page) I really must make an effort to keep this blog, as well as the rest of the site, up to date.

Philippine Work Camp 2013 - 5

The work camp is now well under way in Sta. (Santa) Ines. Read More...


I’ve modified the home page of this site today, substituting a stacks page for the original.
I used Joe Workman’s Tabulous stack to rearrange the information and add a few points. I’ve also added a new puzzles page, and made the existing crosswords page a sub-page of that.

New Blog

Just starting a new blog … Merry Christmas!