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The Name of God Adam Kadmon : Rosh Hashanah 2019
(There is a beautiful explanation of this holy fiery calligraphy of the Name of God, in John Dadosky’s book “Image to Insight : The Art of William Hart McNichols” from UNM Press 2018 available from Amazon)
“God will take us back in love
God will cover up our iniquities
You (God) will hurl all our sins
Into the depths of the sea.”
Around this time of year there are so many saints, Sts Therese ,Jerome, Francis, the three Archangels, the Guardian Angels... but I chose to focus on Rosh Hashanah. Since I first learned about this feast in New York in 1980, I have felt the High Holy Days (including Yom Kippur) are very shimmering and anointed days; just an aside, St Edith Stein was born on Yom Kippur, October 12, 1891. This year Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset September 29, and Yom Kippur begins at sunset October 8. I love the idea of beginning a new year in Autumn, and also the added notion that we look back on the year 2019 and become honestly aware of our failings (very similar to the idea of the St Ignatius’ daily Examen) and “ throw into the depths of the sea” all our faults and sins. As Holy Prophet Micah prophesied “God will take us back in love and cover all our iniquities.” I have asked my sister Marjory McNichols Wilson ( oh, and please look at her gorgeous paintings on her website !) to post this, as she always does, and a link to the meaning of Rosh Hashanah.
A blessed and holy new year “ in God in whom we live and move and have our very being !” (From Sunday preface number 6)
Fr Bill McNichols
Rosh Hashanah 2019