Rituals for Lent

By |2017-09-07T03:45:35+10:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , , , |

of Death and Life It is often said that there can be no resurrection without death. New life is almost always preceded by death in an perpetual cycle of regeneration. This cycle of death and rebirth is evident everywhere in the created order around us. We see how the death and ‘burial’ of the seed is what allows it

Seasons of Marriage

By |2017-09-07T03:04:03+10:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Lent & Easter, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |

Marriages are in perpetual transition, growing, evolving, and cycling through periods of plentiful intimacy and barren despondency. In many ways, these are just like the seasons: Spring: is the season of growth and hopefulness. It’s when a couple can feel most optimistic about their relationship because it is growing vigorously and the future promises luscious

Twelve Days of Christmas

By |2018-12-17T14:38:18+10:00March 26th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Christmas is a season not a day. Here are some ideas to make the Christmas spirit last... Beginning on Christmas day and ending on the Feast of the Epiphany (6th January) Christmastide is an ancient tradition, marking celebrations for twelve days. In the Middle Ages, it was a time of continuous feasting and revelry. It

Advent Joy

By |2017-09-06T02:12:20+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Advent means ‘coming’. In the Church calendar this is the four week period before Christmas, the feast which marks Jesus’ coming into the world as a new born baby. Purple is the liturgical colour for this season reminding us that this period of joyful anticipation, is also a time for us to reflect on our lives and repent of any attitude,