Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Great Expectations

Not sure why I called this reflection ‘Great Expectations’ – though there are a lot of expectations on a parish priest – and there is a drowning in Dickens’ book of the name… In the Orthodox Church, and in the … Continue reading

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Ripples from the deep

As I approach my ordination to the priesthood, I am surrounded by occasions for reflection; really I feel like I am in the middle of a place where ripples cross over one another and water does strange things… If you’ve … Continue reading

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Their speech is soft as butter, but war is in their hearts

On Tuesday 21st, a vast majority of bishops, priests and laity voted to approve a draft measure that would see women bishops legislated for in the next few years. But it was not a two-thirds majority in the house of laity … Continue reading

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Plodding on

Sometimes, even the most enlightened ordinand can have an off day… A bad night’s sleep, a sore throat, a letter from one’s mother declaring there will be no more Christmas presents, an unproductive workday, a strange anonymous-meat-and-vegetable log for lunch, … Continue reading

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When God gets me down…

Strange title? Read on -and I’ll elucidate. Many Christians experience periods of doubt in their lives; it’s spoken and written about a lot. I don’t know whether this is a doubt in the existence of God, or doubts about the … Continue reading

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