Discussion – 30 July 2017

What I truly enjoy at Christ our Hope Sydney is the opportunity for feedback by our fellow brothers and sisters, giving their thought regarding the preachers gems and glass  concerning the Homilies, our sermons and addresses. Today, at the end of of my Address I asked whether there were any criticisms or questions. Readings Matthew [...]

My name is Abel-Tasos Gkiouzelis  and I will tell you about my conversion from the Protestantism to Christian Orthodox Church

Hi dear friends! My name is Abel-Tasos Gkiouzelis (Abel-Anastasios Gkiouzelis) and I will tell you about my conversion from the Protestantism to Christian Orthodox Church. I’m really sorry but my english isn’t good. I hope you understand me! Ok! I was born in Athens, Greece, in 1981 in the Protestantism, in the small Protestant sect of “Workers”, [...]

Spiritual Observation – Rick Christensen

Spiritual Observation Sept 30th by Rick Christensen How are we going to look at life today? “The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.” – Julian of Norwich If we are experiencing a challenging time can we be joyful that God is with us? That has been a challenge for me and one I [...]

Growth in holiness

          MARKOVICH PHOTO ART. 2016. Free images for poets. Part One. Spring Poetry. City in Bloom. Eight pictures – MARKOVICH PHOTO ART. [ONLINE] Available at: https://photo-art.me/2016/04/14/free-images-for-poets-part-one-spring-poetry-city-in-bloom-eight-pictures/. [Accessed 19 May 2016].

Celtic saint of the day 11th April

St. Guthlac of Croyland, Hermit St Guthlac, tormented by demons, is handed a scourge by St Bartholomew, Guthlac Roll, 1210, British Library-By Unknown - British Library [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32907827%5D Born in Mercia, c. 673; died at Crowland, Lincolnshire, England, in 714; feast day formerly on April 12; feast of his translation is August 30 [...]

Expression of love

Christ’s cross is the perfect expression of love. All those things that don’t measure up to your ideal life can be transformed into Christ’s likeness. So often, though, we ignore or reject the opportunity to turn to Christ and be transformed. We miss the opportunity to die to ourselves and let Christ shine in and [...]

Hanging On -Peter and John & the crippled begger

This Gospel is from the Readings from Thursday of Easter Week in the RCL “While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s colonnade.” Acts 3: 11 God continues to guide me to mediate on healing and faith. I love [...]

The mystery of suffering

The mystery of suffering is that out of this weakness and emptiness, out of this less than ideal life, can come incredible graces. Christ is the key to transforming suffering into much more of an ideal life than you could ever imagine. Transforming a less than ideal life into real life is one of the [...]