Easter Vigil at Well of Saint Jacoba

Last evening the Community of Christ our Hope celebrated the Easter Vigil Service. Encompassing the bringing of the light as we all lit our candles from the Pascal Candle. Followed by the readings, homily and Holy Communion. Present were Bishop Peter, Graham, Jessica and Rev Br. Andrew Blair, a small group because many of our [...]

Passion Sunday

The Last Sunday in Lent In the Roman Rite the name "Passion Sunday" has never been officially applied to the sixth Sunday of Lent in spite of the reading at the Mass of that day of an account in one of the Synoptic Gospels of the Passion of Christ.Up until 1954, the name of the [...]

Vigil Liturgy Australia Day 2019

A vigil Liturgy of the word took place on the evening of Australia Day after the Blairs had returned from the Celebrations at the beach. During the evening we celebrated Br. Andrew's birthday, celebrated the Lord Jesus in Prayer and praise. Finally two members of the Community co-signed documents indicating the Community's accepting the invitation [...]

Mary Mother of God 1 Jan. 2019

  Feast of the Circumcision of Christ  Initially the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ was celebrated this day, being the Octave Day or eighth day of Christmas and  according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days, was the day Jesus was named and circumcised. Circumcison took place not in the Temple, but [...]

St. Stephen -protomartyr

St Stephen BiographySaint (d. c. 36) Acts 7:54-60 New International Version (NIV) The Stoning of Stephen 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he [...]

This day in Orthodoxy

Orthodox Calendar Wednesday December 12, 2018 / November 29, 2018 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia (250). Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phaedrus (274). Venerable Acacius of Mt. Latros, who is [...]

Sermon for Advent 2

Sermon for Advent 2 Advent wreath with the Candle of the Jacoba Well The year is young, but 2 Sundays old, we celebrate the nativity of a tiny babe, born of a virgin, and we look forward to his returning to decide between lambs and kids, to make all things new. Our Gospel today comes [...]

Well of Saint Jacoba-2nd Advent-photos

This is the pedestal, well you can see that, made from a type of very heavy plastic, it screws together and so is not too wieldy for Peter to carry around. Purple for Advent and the second candle is either blue or mauve. Go to this link to see a variety of Advent calanders used [...]

Maroubra Well of the Lady Jacoba

The Hermitage of St Jacoba We took these Photos last Saturday Evening during the Liturgy for the Blessing of a Well, a concept of Celtic Christianity in that water is considered a Gateway to the Afterlife. Br. Andrew had decided to name the Well after the Lady Jocoba because she was a gender bender in [...]

A cross to die for

continued … So you really believe the bible is “written” by me? That’s what I was taught.  And the odd thing is that no other “text” is given the same free-pass.  Everything else is cross-referenced … linked to other sources … checked for accuracy and legitimacy … but the bible is cross-referenced against itself … [...]