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The Church, the Creation and Gift of Christ

Fathers Geoffrey Neal and Edward Bryant have launched a series of six meditations on the Church, the images and marks that have underpinned an orthodox vision. An overview of the meditations – with the present first in line – is available here. The present challenge The whole season of Pentecost is a time to reflect …

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Ascensiontide Reflections

On the outskirts of Bexhill in East Sussex, near a former parish of mine, stands a grand mansion, now divided into flats, but once the home of an Indian prince. The prince’s wife died and he erected a shrine to her memory in the grounds; it is so positioned that, at certain seasons, the moon …

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Jesus Christ the Real Presence

The heart of the Christian faith is the Easter gospel. This is not just remembering an event that happened in a bygone age, because the consequences of the Resurrection are always in the present tense. The New Testament shows that the full impact of the resurrection dawned very slowly upon the first followers and friends …

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Eastertide Meditation

Christ is risen! Earlier this year I met a friend I had not seen for some time. He reminded me of our first meeting around Easter time. It was in America and I had seen a sign outside a Church building which proclaimed: “Christ has died, Christ has risen…”. So this became the subject of …

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A Meditation for Mid Lent

Over the west entrance of London’s Westminster Abbey is England’s tribute to the 20th century saint of the Russian Orthodox Church. St Elizabeth Federovna, the one time grand princess who married the Uncle of Tsar Nicholas II and whose younger sister Alexandra was the wife of the Tsar. Both Elizabeth and Alexandra were elegant and …

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Catholic Affinity

On Saturday 22th February 2020 the third ecumenical meeting between The Nordic Catholic Church (NCC UK) and The Anglican Catholic Church (ACC UK) was hosted by the latter in the proCathedral, St. Augustine, near Canterbury. Since last March these meetings have mirrored the Union of Scranton convocation program for a renewed Catholicity in the United …

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and to dust thou shalt return…

Shrove Tuesday is the last day of “Shrovetide,” the week preceding the beginning of Lent. The word itself, Shrovetide, is derived from the Latin words carnem levare, meaning “to take away the flesh” and was the time to cast off things of the flesh and to prepare spiritually for Lent. The English term provides the …

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New Bishop for Scandinavia

It was with great joy that the news reached us from Oslo, that Fr Ottar Mikael Myrseth has been elected as the new bishop of NCC Scandinavia. In this office he will succeed Bishop Roald who will continue as bishop for the NCC communities in continental Europe and the UK. Fr Ottar is well known …

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The clergy of the NCC meets in Hastings to discuss ecumenical relations

The main point on the agenda during the clergy conference on March 22-24 was the upcoming convocation between The Union of Scranton and different Anglo-Catholic Churches in the USA during the last week of April. On the second day of our meeting Bishop Damian Mead of the Anglican Catholic Church UK (ACC-UK) invited us to …

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Our Celtic Roots

Our clergy in Europe can be identified by their Celtic lapels or pectoral crosses. This is because the Nordic Church acknowledges that the Gospel first came to their shores by way of Irish slaves and monks, possibly from Lindisfarne, this being the first coming together of British and Viking Christians. Still more than 60 Celtic …

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