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Loving Commands

This contribution was written by dr. Elisabeth Leembruggen The 37th Psalm identifies how stress can affect our body, mind and spirit. We know that stress and mental fatigue has long-term implication for our health. “Over time, continued strain on [the] body from routine stress may contribute to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, as well as mental disorders like depression or anxiety” (NIH). Mental health literature is…

Hope for the New Year!

Excerpt from Joseph Pieper from Faith, Hope, Love trans. Sister Mary Francis McCarthy 1997 Ignatius Press, San Francisco (Chapter II pp. 110-111) …Natural hope blossoms with the strength of youth and withers when youth withers. “Youth is a cause of hope. For youth, the future is long and the past is short.” On the other hand, it is above all when life grows short that hope grows weary; the “not yet” is turned into the…

Lichtjestocht on 15th December

As is customary, the Lichtjestocht started at Holy Trinity with the proclamation of Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be taxed. After the choir sent the emperor’s people on their way to Bethlehem with a rendering of ‘We wish you a merry Christmas’ , the lighted way then wound itself through the park and the neighbourhood to the Wilhelminakerk and the St Aloysiuskerk. It was at the last church that the crib with the…

Bishop Robert’s Christmas Message

The Bishop in Europe: The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes The message of Christmas is so much bigger and better than the trappings of Christmastime! As I write these words, the temperature is about 23 degrees. The red hot poker and bird of paradise are in flower and large bunches of bananas are hanging from the trees. I am visiting the island of Madeira – a thousand miles away from the land of Charles Dickens…

Christmas Services

Sunday 24th December Fourth Sunday in Advent 10:30 am Choral Communion (English, guest preacher: Wim Kuiper)  Sunday 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE 4:00 pm Crib Service for families (English & Dutch) 11:00 pm Midnight Choral Communion Monday 25th December CHRISTMAS DAY 10:30 am Festal Choral Communion Tuesday 26th December St Stephen the Martyr (Christmas Lessons) 10:00 am Choral Communion (Dutch liturgy/English sermon) Wednesday 27th Dec. St John the Apostle & Evangelist 7:00 pm Holy Communion (said) Thursday…

Bishop’s Advent Appeal 2017

The Bishop in Europe: The Right Reverend Dr. Robert Innes October 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This year’s Advent Appeal aims to support homeless refugees and asylum seekers in Rome with humanitarian assistance (a daily, cooked breakfast and essential items for personal dignity and warmth) for 6 months. We are doing this through a well-established and well-run project established by our Episcopal sister church of St. Paul’s Within the Walls.  The Joel Nafuma…

Playgroup in December

As we move into December, you are welcomed to Playgroup on three Fridays of this final month of the calendar year. December 1: Playgroup and art & craft for St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) December 8: Playgroup December 15: Last Playgroup of 2017. Christmas celebration All Playgroups start at the usual time of 10:00 am. Playgroup page

Pilgrimage to Taizé

Last summer André, Angela, Vera, Julia, Emilie, Thomas and Arthur went to Taizé to deepen their faith. In this article Thomas, Julia and Emilie share their experiences with us. Thomas’ story  I had never been in Taizé before, nor had any idea what to expect. We found a nice spot where we set up our camp after a ten hour drive from Amersfoort. We started the program with the light service, where everyone received a…

Report on the Synod: Passion, Prayer and Fellowship

This contribution was written by Sandra Sue From the 5th October tot he 7th October seven of us from Holy Trinity Church Utrecht attended the Archdeaconry Synod for North West Europe (i.e. Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) in Belgium. They were fathers David and Grant and the archdeaconry reps Maria Koppenol, Adrian Los, Sandra Sue, Simon Urquhart and Nora Westerbeek van Eerten. (If you are wondering why I do not mention All Saints Amersfoort, it…