Today is the 50th day of Easter, and so we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday. Here we have a photo of the paschal candle burning brightly at St Columba's Church, Culloden.
Let us pray that the flame of the Spirit will descend upon us:
Father in heaven,
fifty days have celebrated the fullness
of the mystery of your revealed love.
See your people gathered in prayer,
open to receive the Spirit's flame.
May it come to rest in our hearts
and disperse the divisions of word and tongue.
With one voice and one song
may we praise your name in joy and thanksgiving.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Tomorrow I shall start a brief series on the Highland Games.