The Christian Community In Auckland

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Contact Information

PRIESTS:

Rev. Hartmut Borries
Wk – (09) 525 2305
Email: hartmutborries@mailbox.org

Rev. Cheryl Prigg
021 023 20932
Email: cheryl.n.p@gmail.com

GENERAL ENQUIRIES:

Rev. Cheryl Prigg
021 023 20932
Email: cheryl.n.p@gmail.com

ADDRESS:
10 Rawhiti Road, One Tree Hill, Auckland.

DIRECTIONS:
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DONATION ENQUIRIES
Rosser Thornley
Tel –  (07) 852 5662

WEBSITE QUERIES

matthew.bond@thechristiancommunity.net

EASTER CONTEMPLATION   JOHN 20:20
“And while He said this, He showed them His hands and His side.
When hearing the word peace, every person will make some association.  More than just an abstract concept, the word evokes images in us.  You can see it before you: a peaceful landscape in the light of the setting sun, a still lake under a blue sky, a little child in deep sleep—all of them are pictures we yearn for, exactly because the world in which we live is such a jumble of unrest, chaos, and conflicts. And when words and images fall short, there are always sounds that can perfectly express peace: a lofty symphony, a lovely pastoral, or just a simple lullaby.

If there is anyone who knows what peace is, it is Christ.

Not only is He a human being in perfect harmony, but He is also at peace with the world.  How in God’s name is that possible?  Not only with the world in as much as it is still in a state of harmony but also, and above all, with the disharmony of the world.  You can tell by looking at Him.  When after His Resurrection He bestows peace on His disciples, He shows them His hands and His side.  Whoever receives His peace has to see His wounds, has to see what human beings have done to Him.

It is as if with these wounds He wants to say:
My peace is not of this world.
My peace is born out of pain.
Whoever endures the pain with Me,
Whoever has fought the battle with Me,
On them I bestow My peace.

Bastiaan Baan, April 11, 2021

We are very grateful to Bastiaan.  He has written his weekly reflections which have been sent all over the world for one year.  This is his last reflection, as he turns his attention to writing his next book, and articles for the The Christian Community magazine in the Netherlands.

Newsletter and Programme – see below

Latest Updates

Dear Auckland Community,

We are again able to hold The Act of Consecration of Man with community present.  If you are not attending in person, you may like instead at 10 am to:
– Light a Candle
– Read the Gospel – John 14:   1 – 31
– Read the Creed
– Pray the Lord’s Prayer
– Read the contemplation
– Allow time for silent reflection

GOSPEL READINGS

EASTER

SUNDAY MAY 9                             John 14:  1 – 31
ASCENSION
THURSDAY MAY 13                       John 16: 24 – 33
SUNDAY MAY 16                            John 16: 24 – 33     

WHITSUN

WHITSUNDAY MAY 23                   John 14:  23 – 31
TRINITY
WEDNESDAY MAY 26                    Romans 8: 18 – 27
SUNDAY  MAY 30                           Romans 8:  18 – 27

EVERY WEDNESDAY
10.00 am   The Act of Consecration of Man
11.30 am    Gospel study:   The Book of Revelation

Upcoming Program:

SUNDAY MAY 9
10.00 am  THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN
11.30 am   ‘Stories of Our Life and of Resurrection’

ASCENSION DAY THURSDAY MAY 13
10.00 am    THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN
11.30 am     Morning tea

ASCENSION SUNDAY MAY 16
10.30 am   THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN
11.30 am    Talk: ‘The Sacrament of Ordination’

LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

7.00 pm talk on the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

ORDINATION (U.S.A)

THE SACRAMENT OF ORDINATION
FRIDAY MAY 14
10.30 am – (2.30am SATURDAY NZ TIME)
THE SACRAMENT OF ORDINATION 

Lesley Waite (New Zealand)
Victoria Capon (United States)
Mimi Coleman (United States)

SATURDAY MAY 15
10.30 am   THE SACRAMENT OF ORDINATION

Anna Silber (United States)
Kate Kennedy (United States)
Elizabeth Majoros (United States)

SUNDAY MAY 16
10.30 am   THE SACRAMENT OF ORDINATION

Jong Won Choi (United States)
Jeana Lee (United States)

DONATIONS

Thank you for your financial support.  Because of your donations, our ongoing work in New Zealand can continue.

Please contact Rosser for our bank details or go on our mailing list (contact Cheryl)

‘The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of your life is to give it away.’      Pablo Picasso

BEQUESTS
BEQUESTS to The Christian Community in your Will provides for ongoing development and life of The Christian Community into the future.
New Zealand is then able to maintain its buildings and the services of priests through endowments from members and friends who have provided for us in this way, from beyond the Threshold of earthly life.  We too can consider providing a legacy in our Will.        Thank you.