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At Your Service

Sunday, November 15th, 2020 - 30 minutes

During his career,  multi-talented artist Archibald Knox designed everything from silver teapots to slate gravestones and grocer’s bank cheques.
His innovative designs were in the vanguard of the Art Nouveau movement and his work continues to influence many Manx artists to this day. 

But it’s an ancient prayer which inspired what is regarded by many as Knox’s greatest work.  It’s a prayer which has been set to music and transformed into hymns, and is known either as The Deer’s Cry, or St Patrick’s Breastplate.  

Yvonne Cresswell, who is  Curator of Social History at Manx National Heritage, and Phil Craine, explain the origins and meaning of the prayer - then Yvonne shares her  fascination with the illuminated manuscript created by Knox, inspired by the words of The Deer’s Cry.

There’s also news of a talk which Yvonne is giving on  Knox’s Deer’s Cry (30 November at 7.30pm in Trinity Methodist Church, Rosemount, Douglas - free admission)

Yvonne’s talk is in support of Pilgrimage Isle of Man - a small group of volunteers developing  pilgrimage routes on the Island.   Professor Ian Bradley - a lecturer in church history with a particular interest in Celtic Christianity - explains how our Celtic ancestors took a very different view of pilgrimage - a view which is just as valid for us, today!
Plus - there’s  beautiful music too - some different musical settings of The Deer’s Cry,  and a couple of tracks from the new Aled Jones CD ‘Blessings’
If you’d like to choose a hymn for the programme, I’d love to hear from you.  Email me - judithley@manxradio.com