Some Christmas messages from the UK and Ireland

Dec 31, 2014 by

Archbishop of York http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3196/light-in-darkness The Bishop of London http://www.london.anglican.org/articles/christmas-message-2014/ Bishop of Bath and Wells http://www.bathandwells.org.uk/2014/12/christmas-just-beginning-bishops-midnight-message-2/ Bishop of Birkenhead http://www.chester.anglican.org/dev/docs/cdn/2014-december.pdf Bishop of Blackburn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJrYAjlEAW4 text...

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Archbishop Calls In Sick For Christmas Sermon

Dec 25, 2014 by

From Sky News: The Archbishop of Canterbury has been forced to cancel his annual Christmas Day sermon after coming down with a heavy cold. Lambeth Palace said the Most Rev Justin Welby has been suffering from a “severe cold” for several days and decided this morning that he was too unwell to speak at the annual Canterbury Cathedral service. A Lambeth Palace spokesman said the Archbishop “is suffering from a severe cold and will, with great regret, no longer be preaching the...

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A very happy Christmas to all our readers

Dec 25, 2014 by

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing. Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far...

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Meditation for Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2014 by

Psalm: 2, 18, 44 OT:  Zechariah 2: 10-13 Epistle:  1 John 4: 7-16 Gospel:  John 3: 31-36 Feast of the Nativity MEDITATION ON THE FEAST:The “why” of Christmas is, simply, love incarnate, kenotic love, amazing love! This love is more than eros  (that which is an attraction), more than just affection (phileo), but pure, uncompromising love. The Feast of the Nativity takes God’s self-giving to a totally new level. In Jesus we recognize that self-giving is the very nature of God. No more partial...

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Christmas Services

Dec 23, 2014 by

CHRISTMAS SERVICES All times are London time unless otherwise stated – deduct 5 hours for Eastern Standard Time, 8 for Pacific or use this time converter: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ Nearest UK Christmas services can be located here http://www.achristmasnearyou.co.uk/ and in New Zealand here http://tinyurl.com/o7bs32r   AVAILABLE NOW Handel’s Messiah from the Temple Church – BBC Radio 3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v24qt Alpha Carols 2014...

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Reflection: An inconvenient birth

Dec 23, 2014 by

By David Baker, Christian Today: “They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.” (Mark 1:22) What do you do with an inconvenient birth? The Austrian government is currently having difficulties trying to figure out what to do with the building in which Adolf Hitler was born after a government ministry which had occupied it for several decades moved out. It’s scarcely surprising, really. After all, who wants to be...

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