What is baptism?

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What is baptism?

By admin / 07/07/2018 / Comments Off on What is baptism?

What is baptism? In the early Church, candidates for baptism gathered in the dark of night, naked, to wade into the deep. This was no conventional rite. They threw off their clothes to show themselves naked before God—without secrets, without shame. As one ancient writer says, ‘Casting off these fading leaves which veil our lives,…

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Why go to Church?

By admin / 07/07/2018 / Comments Off on Why go to Church?

The Church is called to be “an oasis of leisure and silence and gratitude” (Timothy Radcliffe, What is the Point of Being a Christian? p. 128). We come here seeking our true home and, perhaps, the sense of enchantment we have lost. We come here with many other seekers, wayfarers on the journey to God.…

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The Weekly 31 December

By admin / 31/12/2017 / Comments Off on The Weekly 31 December
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Readings 24 December

By admin / 18/12/2017 / Comments Off on Readings 24 December

2 Samuel 7.1-11,16 Ps 89.1-4,19-27 Romans 16.25-27 Luke 1.26-38

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Mark

By admin / 12/12/2017 / Comments Off on Mark

Now we begin again: now in Advent, the beginning of the Church’s year, we come to the Gospel of Mark—Mark chapter 1, which begins “The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God.”   So perhaps I will share some of my reflections on this Gospel, so unlike modern literature. It might even seem barbarous and unpolished…

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