Be careful what you venerate
Editorial - Kingdom Season November 2022. The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson (Editor) writes: The arrival in Lichfield Cathedral, England, of a fragment of a bone of St Chad (died 672) will be marked by the recreation of a shrine in his name and the opportunity for pilgrims to donate a much-needed £10.00 by texting. After centuries following the original shrine’s destruction, more protestant precursors may be turning in their respective graves but this exercise is a sign of a human tendency to venerate and cherish worthies of bygone ages who may easily be recreated in the image of the pilgrims of the present. ...
SYNODALITY AND TOGETHERNESS IN THE ANTIOCHIAN, SYRIAC MARONITE CHURCH
Maronite Archbishop Paul Sayah writes: One of the important theological developments brought about by Vatican II is the emphasis on the concept of Synodality and Communion in the theology of the Church and its evangelizing Mission. Lumen Gentium defined the Church first of all as the community of the baptized, the “People of God”, and then it talked about the hierarchy. The Church is not a democracy, but it is not a monarchy either, nor is it an oligarchy, nor an autocracy. It is the community of believers journeying, together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Post – Covid … Where to tie the knot?
Editorial - The Rev'd Dr. Nicholas Henderson - Petertide 2021: The recent announcement from the British government that civil weddings and partnerships may now be celebrated outside in the open air raises once again the perennial question of marriage in church. Not on this occasion the question of (long overdue) same-sex marriage in church but the more general one of where any religious marriage ceremonies may take place ...
Whither Worship? The Parish Communion
The Rev’d Christopher Mitchell
How Covid-19 may have Changed the Church Forever!
STEALING FROM THE SARACENS How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe by Diana Darke
Review by Rosemary Hart
Christian dogma and free enquiry
Guest Editorial - The Rev'd Jonathan Clatworthy - Mid Lent 2021
Ethno-religious identities of immigrants
The Rt Rev’d Keerthisiri Fernando
Mary Magdalene – exemplar
Guest Editorial - The Rev`d Christina Rees C.B.E. - Feast of St Mary Magdalene 22nd July 2020