“Selah” is a word that occurs in various psalms, deployed after certain verses. No-one knows what it means. However, informed guesses usually light first on the probability that it indicates some kind of pause in the recitation. Perhaps there was silence, perhaps some kind of musical interlude. Or it might mean something else altogether.

This blog is on a brief pause, since my liturgical experiences, and my blogging time, are currently occupied by visiting churches such as this one, with a group of mixed-bathers – Roman Catholic and Anglicans. You can see news of the pilgrimage on the Diocese of Worcester Facebook page.

St Peter’s, Rome