Chapel

Online Reflections and Music

Throughout Trinity term, the Chapel community will continue to meet online in a weekly series of written reflections, prayers, and recordings of music performed by members of St Peter’s College Choir.

Each week, a new reflection will be uploaded to this page along with a video. The contributions of individual singers from St Peter’s, recorded in their own homes, are gathered together in synchronized performances.

The most recent week will appear directly below. If you wish to access reflections and recordings from previous weeks, these can be found in the drop down sections further down the page.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the Chaplain, Revd Dr Elizabeth Pitkethly (elizabeth.pitkethly@spc.ox.ac.uk).

Fifth Easter Reflection

This fifth reflection considers Rembrandt's painting ‘The Ascension of Christ’, one in a series of five paintings of the Passion of Christ  commissioned from the Dutch court in about 1628 through Constantin Huygens, secretary to the Prince of Orange.

Fifth Easter Reflection (Week 24 May)

The music is the complete remote recording of Wesley's, Blessed be the God and Father

Last week's reflection focused on the tragic tale depicted in Rembrandt’s painting ‘Judas Repentant Returning Pieces of Silver’ (1629), while this week's will consider the gospel narrative that inspired Rembrandt’s ‘The Denial of St Peter’ (1660). 

Fourth Easter Reflection (Week 17 May) 

The music is the first and second parts of Wesley's, Blessed be the God and Father.

The next two reflections will focus on Rembrandt’s paintings ‘Judas Repentant Returning Pieces of Silver’ (1629) and his painting thirty or so years later, ‘The Denial of St Peter’ (1660). 

Third Easter Reflection (Week 10 May) 

The music is the first part of Wesley's, Blessed be the God and Father.

This week's reflection focuses on Rembrandt's painting ‘The Supper at Emmaus’.

Second Easter Reflection (Week 3 May)

In the final reading in our advent carol services, the Chaplain read the traditional words from the Prologue to John’s Gospel, ‘The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not overcome it’. The phrase encapsulates the hope at the centre of the Christian faith that God breaks into the darkness of the world in the person of Christ. 

First Easter Reflection (Week 23 April)

The music is Marenzio's Quia vidisti me.