Together we pray – Sunday, 16 February 2014

Bidding:        We find in you a listening place
Response:     Lord, hear our prayer

Loving, Creator God, the earth is your footstool and
bears the imprint of your artistry.
We thank you for the beauty around us –
summer colours,
fragrance after rain,
clear rivers and ocean waves.

Guide us to make life-giving choices in our stewardship of the earth. Continue reading

News – February 2, 2014 – Presentation in the temple

Presentation of Christ in the temple - Menologion of Basil

This icon shows Mary handing the Baby Jesus to Simeon, while in the background Joseph holds the two turtle doves for the sacrifice. 

When he was eight days’ old Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to the temple to meet the requirements of the Law of Moses. They brought with them two turtle doves as a sacrifice, as the law required.

The devout, elderly Simeon, who was “guided by the Spirit,” was at the temple when they arrived.  God had promised Simeon that he would not die until he had seen Christ (Luke 2:26) Continue reading