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 [...]

Jesus’ Death: Weekly Summary — Center for Action and Contemplation

From media files Saturday, April 20, 2019 Jesus’ Death: Weekly Summary Theme: Jesus’ DeathTags: David WhytedeathJesusJurgen MoltmannLovepoetrypracticePresenceSufferingAuthor: Fr. Richard Rohr, OFMFriday, April 19, 2019 Jesus’ Passion Theme: Jesus’ DeathTags: death Jesus John Dominic Crossan justice Kingdom of God Marcus Borg Nonviolence Reign of God SinAuthor: Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM https:  //  cac.org/  jesus-passion-2019-04-19/ Source: - Please place in browser and close [...]

Our Lenten journey culminates in the vigil’s powerful catechesis | National Catholic Reporter

Photo by Bill WittmanIn 2005 and 2004 the homilies given here for late Lent were something of a summons to the assembly to fulfill their right, duty and need to take part in the liturgies of the Triduum, always hoping that those liturgies would be done in their fullness, with the full, conscious and very [...]

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 [...]

Nativity through Abrahamic Literature part 10-the Magi

The following is post number 10 in my series, “The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature”. This post centers around the visit of the wise men and comes from the Gospel of Matthew 2:1-12, from the New Revised Standard Version with annotations from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version 4th ed. Edition by Michael D. [...]

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 [...]

Now we are in Advent-or should be

In the Latin rite, last Sunday was the Feast of Christ the King, which we celebrated at Christ our Hope community meeting last Sunday in the mountains at Hazelbrook, at the Well of St. Jude. Rightfully, as Celtic christians we ought already be in Advent - or the Nativity fast as it is called. Advent [...]

A Celtic Lent

I do realize that Lent is leaving us and leading us to the glorious victory of the Son of God, that death will be no more, there will be neither mourning or weeping in the place which he has gone to prepare for us. Looking to the experience of a Celtic Holy Week - see [...]