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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Saint Wenceslas 28 September 2017

The first Czech saint and the patron saint of the Czech state, Wenceslas