Posts by David Phillips (Page 7)

Amersfoort Chaplain Appointment!

Following interviews held on June 5th, we announced that a candidate has been nominated to the bishop for the post of Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Amersfoort, part of the Chaplaincy of Holy Trinity Utrecht. We can now today announce that – subject to completion of the necessary checks – Bishop Robert Innes has appointed the Reverend Grant Norman Crowe. The Reverend Grant Crowe now serves as Team Vicar within Central Telford Parish, in Lichfield Diocese, with special responsibility for St Leonards…

Benedict XVI on Music

On July 6 in Castel Gandolfo, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gave a talk, when he was conferred with a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the John Paul II Pontifical University of Krakow and from the Academy of Music of Krakow, Poland.  He spoke about music: …At this point, it is right, perhaps, to pose the basic question: What is music in reality?  From where does it come and what does it tend to? I think that three “places”…

Christian Classics Study Group – June 26!

Last month we said we would take a pause over the summer months and re-engage in the Autumn. However, we have a surprise event – Friday June 26 – Peter Boswick (left) will lead us in a discussion of: The letter of Clement to the Corinthians. St Clement of Rome was an early bishop, perhaps even appointed as Bishop of Rome by St Peter himself.  This written work attributed to him is the earliest of…

Kerkennacht – Churches Night – June 19-20

Kerkennacht (“Churches Night”) is a biannual ecumenical event where dozens of churches, chapels and monasteries in the country open their doors and welcome visitors. In Utrecht, at 19.00 on June 19 Dries van Agt, former prime minister and cycling fanatic, will open the event in the Domkerk and present the theme Tour of the Soul.  A creative and personal ‘layman sermon’ is given by former soap star Funda Müjde.  Also the new event Utrecht Church Dictation…

Mofish Concert June 20 for Imibala!

Imibala is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to raise money to sponsor children who cannot afford to attend school in South Africa. Imibala Sponsor a Child programme assists needy children to attend primary school. R700 / 70 Euros – will buy a school uniform and encourage them to attend school for a year. Since 2002 Imibala has helped over 8500 children, giving them the chance in the future to enter the workforce and…

Utrecht seeks a Chaplain for Amerfoort!

We are hoping to expand our ministry!  The following advertisement has been placed on Friday April 24 in the Church Times.  If you are a priest and are intrigued about this possibility, please contact Hanna Cremer Eindhoven for more information.  If you know a priest who might be interested in such a position, please forward this link.  And join us in praying that God may send the right person. Holy Trinity Church Utrecht, The Netherlands The Chaplain wishes to…

An Early Easter Poem

Dear Friends in Christ, Happy Easter!!! At the time of publishing this Newsletter there are many sermons to prepare and I am saving my thoughts for those.  But who better to express something of the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord than St John Chrysostom, “the golden-mouthed” doctor of the Church from Constantinople around 400 AD.  I wish you every joy in the Risen Lord Jesus, in His love,  David ——- Is there anyone…

Holy Week and Easter Services!

Palm Sunday (March 29): 9am Sung Communion (English) 11am Solemn Communion (English) We begin marching triumphantly into Jerusalem following Jesus singing Hosanna! and then soon hear the horror of his passion and death on the Cross. Monday to Wednesday: 8pm Compline (English) At these quiet reflective services we hear read the passion of our Lord according to Mark (Monday and Tuesday) and Luke (Wednesday). Maundy Thursday (April 2): 8pm  Sung Communion with foot washing (English) This Choral…

Christian Classics Study Group – Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy

Friday March 6, 6:30pm The next text we are considering is a famous  work by Boethius from the 6th century (it is only about 150 small pages of text). Boethius was a Christian advisor to Emperor Theodoric, but was wrongly accused by envious rivals of treason. He was convicted and, while waiting in prison to be executed, he wrote this important work, one of the most widely read books after the Bible by scholars in the…

Dionysius the what?

Dear Friends in Christ: In January I went to Savannah Georgia for a theological conference on the writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, a 6th century mystical theologian whose precise origins are unknown, and of Richard Hooker, a magisterial Anglican Reformer and apologist who wrote in the late 16th century, under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I.  Why would one possibly want to do this? Dionysius wrote five works that we are aware of. He was…