Category Archives: Christian

Our dreams, sweet dreams?

Have you dreamed lately? What do you think about your dreams? For centuries in the ‘West’ most people have ignored dreams and simply dismissed them as absurd. In many other cultures people have regarded dreams more significantly. My own experience … Continue reading

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To Gesima, or not to Gesima?

Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima … the names fascinated me as a boy. There they were in the Book of Common Prayer, the names of the Sundays before Lent. The priest at my boyhood church called them the ‘Gesima Sundays.’ For these … Continue reading

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Josephine Bakhita

A nine year old girl in a happy family, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Over a period of fourteen years she was bought and sold five times.  She suffered beatings and horrific indignity, so traumatic was the experience that … Continue reading

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Lennie Campbell RIP

Just before Christmas, on December 15th, we said goodbye to Lennie Campbell (1928 – 2016) who, until illness prevented him was a regular and faithful member of St Chrysostom’s. His son Mike, from New York, organised a fitting farewell service … Continue reading

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Another Way

In the final reflection in our series looking at the journey of the wise men we consider their return home. To begin this reflection first be still, and settle for a few moments to help you focus on the reflection. … Continue reading

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Our Gifts

As we approach the Feast of the Epiphany we are offering daily reflections on the journey of the wise men. Today we reflect on gifts.  As we begin the reflection we pause quietly for a few moments before beginning and … Continue reading

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20 + C + M + B + 17 Bless your home!

20 + C + M + B + 17 Bless your home! Our homes are places of rest, places of hospitality, places of refreshment and love. At the beginning of each year St Chrysostom’s encourages everyone to pray for God’s … Continue reading

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