Monthly Archives: October 2014

What Happens When We ‘Get Conscious’ about the Istitution of The Church?

They say that in arguments, the first person to mention or make comparisons with Hitler’s Germany loses! But I read something this week that made me think. The article was talking about Adolf Eichmann and his attitude to Nazism. At … Continue reading

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Common Defences Against Anxiety and the Sacramental Way of Dealing With Them

I have been thinking about being vulnerable lately and how I respond to it. Of course Freud and his followers have developed a good theory of ego defence mechanisms against the ‘thousand natural shocks that the flesh is heir to’ … Continue reading

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A Response to ISIS and Ebola However Inadequate

On Wednesday one of our regular members came into church for the Eucharist. They were the only adult as it turned out. I noticed that they were a bit different from their normal bright self, so when it cam time … Continue reading

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Being Two (Differentiated) and Being One Flesh (Communion

Reflection 12-10-14 In the Magazine section of the newspaper that we take, there is an interview that asks the same questions of a famous person.  I was surprised to read this answer to the question ‘What is your screen saver’ … Continue reading

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Why the Priest at the Eucharist is not the ‘Celebrant’

When I first came to Montreux and began producing booklets for the orders of service, I changed the name of my role from ‘Priest’ or ‘Celebrant’ to ‘President’. A member of the congregation said ‘What!? Are we going American? Are … Continue reading

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