Last Sunday, we celebrated the feast of Pentecost – a joyful occasion where we recalled the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem, and the gifts the Spirit imparted.
As part of this, a number of us came together and said the Creed in nineteen different languages: Latin, Greek, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Tamil, Indonesian, Samoan, Vietnamese, French, Italian, German, Czech, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Auslan, and English – celebrating our unity in the faith, and the gift of the Spirit in allowing us to speak of God in these many different tongues.
It was a wonderful day! Thanks so much to everyone who took part in this, and made it so special.
St Andrew’s Day 2018 and Sunday
The Australian Church Union’s Keble Celebration Mass 2018
Each year, the Australian Church Union holds a celebration Mass for John Keble, in commemoration of John Keble’s sermon preached at the King’s Court of Assizes in Oxford on 14th July 1833. This year was its 185th anniversary, and the honour of hosting went to Christ Church Brunswick.
It was an excellent service, with over seventy in attendance, presided over by Fr Mathew Crane (President of the ACU), with Fr Chris Mostert preaching a superb sermon, and the organist and choir of Christ Church providing beautiful music for the event.
We had a wonderful service this year, very well-attended, with an excellent sermon, and a very special time where we recited the Nicene Creed together in twelve different languages. Videos for both of these can be found below: