What I’m reading at the moment

Since I’m not preaching next Sunday I have taken the opportunity to start my Advent book early. I always try to read something special during Advent just as in Lent, and this year I am reading “The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to the History, doctrine and Spiritual Culture” by Father John Anthony McGuckin. Often, of course, as you read there are passages which resonate. I’ve just read in the introduction that the Orthodox Church is:

A full-blooded community of the faithful who have their feet planted firmly in the earth, and their eyes raised joyfully to heaven.

That, surely, should be true of all Christians, and it stuck me that our worship should help us to achieve that – it should help us to raise our eyes joyfully to heaven and then, when we go in peace to love and serve the Lord it should have prepared us to live as a Christian community with  our feet planted firmly in the earth.


  1. 監視器

    First of all, great looking site you have here and great post too. I would like to keep up with your posts but having problem subscribing to your rss.

  2. Father Jerry

    Glad you like it. I’m new at this so I’m learning as I go along! Not quite sure why there’s a problem with the rss – it’s a standard Wordress blog theme so should be okay but I check it out and see if I can find anything.