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 8:   1 – 12
– Read the Creed
– Pray the Lord’s Prayer
– Read the contemplation
– Allow time for silent reflection

GOSPEL READINGS

EASTER

SUNDAY APRIL 18                        John 10;  1 – 16
SUNDAY APRIL 25                        John 15:  1 – 27
SUNDAY MAY 2                             John 16:  1 – 33
SUNDAY MAY 9                             John 14:  1 – 31

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

Upcoming Program:

SUNDAY APRIL 18
10.00 am  THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN
11.30 am   ‘Thomas:  Doubt and Faith’

FRIDAY APRIL 23
7.00 pm  ‘Falling in Love, into Insanity and almost Suicide
– from Goethe’s life, his first play and novel’
Donation from ten to twenty dollars 

FRIDAY APRIL 23 – SUNDAY APRIL 25
PRIESTHOOD OF ALL WITHIN THE NEW MYSTERIES

SATURDAY APRIL 24
10.00 am THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN – open to all

SUNDAY APRIL 25
10.00 am  THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN
11.30 am   ‘THE POWER OF STORYTELLING’ with BERNADETTE WHITE

LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

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

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.