The Transfiguration

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God, And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could bear it (Apolytikion) In the Transfiguration, Jesus Christ reveals His true nature, His divinity, and His glory, and so directs our gaze towards our intended destination. He shows us who He is, and where He wants us to come: a place of true Light! Christ shows us that our own life can be filled with His Radiant Light. This is not something we can achieve because we deserve it; neither is it a reward for following certain rules, morals, and [...]

By |2016-10-14T14:50:19+11:00October 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on The Transfiguration

The Feast of Joy!

Christ, the Passover great and most Holy! O Wisdom, Word and Power of God! Grant that we may more perfectly partake of Thee in the day of Thy Kingdom which knows no night. (Orthodox Paschal Hymn).   Easter is the feast of real joy because it celebrates ‘Christ, the Passover’, our Saviour’s sacrifice and His Resurrection! These great events powerfully reveal God’s love for all humankind, and they have allowed us to hope in the miracle of eternal life. Such a life no longer ‘knows night’, since Christ’s sacrifice has decisively destroyed the power of death, darkness and decay. Easter [...]

By |2016-10-14T14:50:25+11:00June 1st, 2014|Comments Off on The Feast of Joy!

How I Can Change my Life… Now!

Of all the periods given to us by our Mother Church, this is the one that affords us the best opportunity for life changing ACTION. The Church takes lent so seriously that the Fathers have designated three Sundays of pre-preparation (the start of the Triodion) before the actual 40 days of Lent, to prepare us for the life-saving Passion of Our Lord and His glorious Resurrection. Why is this period life-changing for me? Because it is a refocusing of my life, a journey of discovery into my innermost being to discover who I am and the true life I was [...]

By |2016-10-14T14:50:29+11:00April 1st, 2014|Comments Off on How I Can Change my Life… Now!