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The 2019 Utrecht Lectures: Sacramental Participation

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Utrecht is supporting the hosting of a biannual seminar bringing in lecturers from around the world to enliven and deepen our theological discussion. This September we will host the second of these seminars.  This year New Testament Scholar Dr Hans Boersma will be visiting the Netherlands in September and will offer a 2-day seminar on ‘Sacramental Participation’, Friday 20 September 10am-5:30pm and Saturday 21 September 10am-4:30pm, both at Holy Trinity…

Christian Classics Study Group: St Basil on Fasting – THIS FRIDAY 14 June

Saint Basil the Great (also called Basil of Caesarea) lived from 330 to 379 AD.  He was born into a wealthy family and with four siblings, all of whom were later declared saints in the Orthodox Church.  He, his brother, Gregory of Nyssa, and his lifelong friend Gregory of Nazianzus, were declared 3 of the 4 “Doctors of the Church” by the Eastern Orthodox Church. Basil was influential in the development of the doctrine of the…

Psalms of Jerusalem in the Stiltecentrum

The Stiltecentrum will bring Kerkennacht 2019 to a close with the singing of Psalms of Jerusalem in the chapel of the Stiltecentrum Sunday afternoon 23rd June 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm The Psalms of Ascent (Hamalaäloth) will be sung as they are traditionally sung in the Jewish Synagogues and in the Monasteries, bus also as they are sung in the Anglican and Protestant churches. Tirtzah Middleton, Schola Ambrosiana, the choir of Sola Scriptura and the…

Chaplain’s Letter

This month’s Chaplain’s letter is written by the Rev. Grant Crowe, Amersfoort chaplain Luke 24:1-12 Easter Day, Alleluia. Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!  Easter Sunday, All Age Homily, April 21st, 2019  He is celebrated across this world, by over 1.3 billion Christians. Publicly, and in secret, in ones and twos, in large gatherings, in all continents, across time zones, the shout Alleluia! Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed Alleluia! Why is…

Confirmation service at 2.15 pm this Sunday 19th May: location changed to the Singelkerk

This Sunday’s  confirmation service has been moved from Holy Trinity Church to the Singelkerk, which is a 15 minute walk from Holy Trinity Church. The service, which will be led by bishop Robert Innes, will start at 2.15 pm. Singelkerk Wittevrouwensingel 28 3581 GC UTRECHT   You can park at the Kruisstraat Parking, or at the Parking De Grifthoek (see the picture at the bottom of this page). For more detailed information, see the website…

Electoral Positions

Information on Elections at our upcoming Annual General Meetings At the Special Annual General Meeting of the Chaplaincy held on March 24, the congregations of Utrecht, Amersfoort, Zwolle and Groningen voted to formally split the Utrecht chaplaincy and create the new Chaplaincy of All Saints Anglican Church in Amersfoort. Now both of these new chaplaincies – Utrecht (including Utrecht, Zwolle and Groningen) and Amersfoort – plan to have Annual General Meetings to elect wardens and…

Christian Classics Study Group: Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church

8.00 pm Friday 3 May Saint Cyprian (Latin: Thaschus Cæcilius Cyprianus; c. 200 – September 14, 258 AD) was bishop of Carthage and a notable Early Christian writer. He was a pagan public speaker and teacher from Carthage in North Africa who converted to Christianity around the year 246 AD. He immediately set himself to the study of Scripture and the writings of the first great Latin theologian from North Africa, Tertullian. Saint Cyprian grew so rapidly in holiness and knowledge of the…

Chaplain’s Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As I write this, we are preparing ourselves for the culmination of Lent with Holy Week, the pilgrimage with Jesus to Jerusalem and to the Cross, before we can celebrate with joy on Easter Eve and Easter Day Christ’s resurrection. I have been leading a series of classes for students preparing for confirmation and we are looking through the Catechism of the Anglican Church, found on p. 289 of…

Reflections on Good Friday

It was a lovely Good Friday this year. I left the morning service feeling profoundly comforted by the idea that I need not try and bend my emotions into a state of remorse, focusing more on accepting Jesus’ gift instead, and wondering about the meaning of sacrifice. I went for a walk, enjoying the obvious beginnings of spring. For some reason, my attention had been captured by a very short sentence in the sermon: ‘when…