Milton, Imagination and the Most Protestant of Feasts: sermon on the Assumption at All Saints, Margaret Street | Father Richard Peers

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2017

Fr Richard Peers

Revelation 11.9-12.6, 10

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 1.46-55


In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


In this simple, bible service, we are celebrating this evening, my text is not from Scripture but from that great Puritan, the poet John Milton. I hope my use of him in this place won’t cause any horizontal, subterranean rotation below the Barbican.

Paradise Lost, Book i lines 254 – 255:

The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n….

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