Category Archives: Christianity

Jesus, remember me

Hidden away in the list of saints commemorated on March 25th is the name ‘St Dismas, the Good Thief.’ Poor Dismas, the name usually given to thief crucified with Our Lord,  is especially forgotten on the day as it is … Continue reading

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The Joy of Children’s Books

Feeding our imaginations and broadening horizons brings joy and wonder to all our lives and faiths. With International Book Day coming up soon Sandra Palmer invites us to consider the special place children’s books have in enriching all our lives. … Continue reading

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Why Ash?

Ash Wednesday– most of us have heard the name, and many of us know the tradition of a priest “imposing” or putting ash on people’s foreheads.  Why do we do it? Fr Chris continues our series about why we do … Continue reading

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The secrecy of divine visitations

I say we are today reminded of the noiseless course of God’s providence, His tranquil accomplishment, in the course of nature, of great events long designed; and again, the suddenness and stillness of His visitations. So said John Henry Newman, … Continue reading

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Why make the sign of the cross?

Why make the sign of the cross? Fr Chris gives an answer in the next in our series explaining some of the things we do at St Chrysostom’s. Many people at St Chrysostom’s  “make” the sign of the Cross, at … 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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2017 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by, … Continue reading

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