Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

A Christmas Hymn of St. Ephraim the Syrian — AD 306-373

| December 25, 2010

A Christmas Hymn The feast day of your birth resembles You, Lord Because it brings joy to all humanity. Old people and infants alike enjoy your day. Your day is celebrated from generation to generation. Kings and emperors may pass away, And the festivals to commemorate them soon lapse. But your festival will be remembered […]

A Medieval Christmas Eve Letter from Fra Giovanni Giocondo

| December 25, 2009

A Christmas Eve L letter from Fra Giovanni Giocondo I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you, which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us […]

Susan Boyle Doth Sing Silent Night for All in Camelot

| December 24, 2009

Silent Night Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace With bowed iron heads the Knights of the Pain Table kneel with gratitude to be here on this Holy Night.   Suffering leadeth us […]

A Christmas Prayer for Thee as Camelot Prepares for the Holy Night

| December 24, 2009

A Christmas Prayer This night is born of love. To those who doth celebrate this special night, the star doth guide our humble hertes. Celestial musik doth play. As we sommon up remembrances of things past, we thinketh of those who are not by our side. Those we still love now breathe heaven’s sweetest ayre, […]

Loreena McKennitt’s Gloucestershire Wassail – A Medieval Time for Thee

| December 23, 2009

Gloucestershire Wassail Then here’s to the maid in the lily white smock Who tripped to the door and slipped back the lock Who tripped to the door and pulled back the pin For to let these jolly wassailers in. Glad Tidings to all! Trueue friends –    Come ye all to the Great Hall of Camelot! […]

Bob Hope Didst Give Light to the Veterans at Christmas – We Remember

| December 20, 2009

Bob Hope How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~William Shakespeare When thou hast a gift to cheer and laugh and entertain, it is wonderful.   But to use that gift to give to those in the most direst of circumstances is a great blessing […]

The Celtic Woman Singeth That Night in Bethlehem – Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil

| December 18, 2009

Celtic Woman But peaceful was the nightWherein the Prince of light His reign of peace upon the earth begin: The winds with wonder whilst Smoothly the water kist Whispering new joys to the mild ocean, Who now hath quite forgot to rave, While birds of calm sit brooding on the charme’d wave. ~ Hymn to […]