Category: Image

Jesus Walks on Water

Matthew 14,22-33 Peter’s boat on the rough sea is an icon of the Church, symbolising the Christian community’s mission is to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom and a new way of living as God’s people. Despite the many obstacles and struggles, the Lord’s help and protection will never be lacking, and Christ’s Church …

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A Tale of Two Parties

In a way, this Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 14,13-21), together with the preceding verses, could be thus described. The first party is the one that King Herod throws to celebrate his birthday; the second is the impromptu picnic party Jesus throws in the wilderness for a hungry crowd of thousands. At the first, a young woman …

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The Church as Bride and Mother

Meditations on the Images and Marks of the Church – Part 2 This is the second in line of the series of six web meditations launched by Fathers Geoffrey Neal and Edward Bryant on the Church, the images and marks that have underpinned an orthodox vision. An overview of the meditations is available here. On …

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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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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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New Deacons and Subdeacons in the Nordic Catholic Church

Over the past few months, the Nordic Catholic Church has progressed further in building our Catholic orders. We are enriched and thankful for the addition of four new deacons and two subdeacons. In particular we pray for God’s blessing on these vital ministries, so close to the heart of our Saviour and the building of …

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Newsletter on the ordinations in England on Saturday 3rd September

  From The Contender No. 7, Autumn 2016 Administration of the Nordic Catholic Church in the UK This newsletter is designed to clarify, after a long period of silence, the current status of the Nordic Catholic Church in the United Kingdom – a silence made necessary by the utmost discretion required for the preparation and …

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