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What can we learn from old people?

What can we learn from old people? We can learn many things from older people because whatever they are, their personalities and characteristics, good and bad are amplified in old age. Just like the very, very young, so too the very old cannot hide behind masks of politeness and civility like younger people can. Everything they are, good or bad, pours out freely, almost uncontrollably. Those who interact with the elderly will attest that every day with them is a school day, a day of learning. Some old people might teach us wisdom, understanding, patience, faith and glorification of God. [...]

By |2019-10-05T12:13:12+10:00October 5th, 2019|Comments Off on What can we learn from old people?

Chrismation

Chrismation In our previous article we spoke about the Mystery of Baptism and the threefold immersion into the water to shed the ‘old’ man and create a ‘new’ creation in Christ. In the Sacrament of Chrismation (anointing), the newly baptised person receives the Holy Spirit through the anointing with Holy Chrism/Myrrh by the priest. In anointing the recipient with chrism, the priest makes the sign of the cross on the forehead, eyes, nostrils, mouth, ears, breast, hands and feet using the following words each time, “The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Christ repeatedly promised the gift of [...]

By |2019-11-03T20:21:25+11:00October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Chrismation

Rock and Sand by Archpriest Josiah Trenham

Rock and Sand by Archpriest Josiah Trenham T he title of this book originates from the teaching of Christ about the different houses, with the one founded on the sand collapsing but the one founded on the rock being secure. This metaphor outlines the key aim of the book, which highlights the differences between Protestantism and Orthodoxy and shows how the Orthodox Church is founded on the rock and the Protestant denominations on sand. Rock and Sand approaches this task of explaining the differences between Orthodoxy and the various strands of Protestantism methodically. It starts by explaining the origins of [...]

By |2019-11-03T20:18:59+11:00October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Rock and Sand by Archpriest Josiah Trenham