Category Archives: Catholic

Dearly, dearly has he loved

Here is the text of the sermon Fr Ian preached at the Good Friday Liturgy at St Chrysostom’s 2019. It’s the 1850s, and a young Belgian lad, Joseph de Veuster, is working on his father’s farm.   His family are devout … Continue reading

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The Mosque: a playground, a sanctuary, a gathering place.

“A mosque is not simply “a place of worship.” With these words Asma Akbar began a moving, honest and insightful talk at the gathering at Manchester Central Mosque at which people of differing faiths and people of goodwill gathered in … Continue reading

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Prayerways: At the end of the day

We’ve a series on ways to pray that are easy and simple and suitable for all this Lent. In the first of the series Fr Julian reflects on the events of our day to help us shape our prayer lives … Continue reading

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Second Station: Jesus compelled to bear his cross

JESUS COMPELLED TO BEAR HIS CROSS We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you: Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. Outside the city, to the north-west of Jerusalem, there is a little hill: Golgotha is … Continue reading

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The trials and tribulations of Lent

The trials and tribulations of the Lenten fast – Fred, from St Chrysostom’s congregation reports on his Lent so far This week, I thought I’d update you on my own tribulations during my Lenten fast. I am going meat, sugary … Continue reading

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Burying our Alleuias!

Alleluia! The wonderful word Alleluia comes from the Hebrew exhortation meaning praise God! In the Psalms, its a request for all the people to join in praise of God. Every day we say Alleluia in our worship at St. C’s. We … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Church

The Church press commenting recently on the retirement of a Bishop remarked how he had pioneered ‘Intergenerational Church’ in his diocese. Indeed, he had formed an intergenerational mission team. Inevitably there were questions about what ‘Intergenerational Church’ in fact was. … Continue reading

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