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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…

Sign up for the Electoral Roll

Have you been regularly worshipping at Holy Trinity Utrecht for the last six months?  Then you can sign up for the electoral roll.  Deadline is April 12th 2015.  If you have already signed up on the electoral roll in the past year, it is valid for three years, so no need to sign up again until 2017. More information can be found here by clicking here to go to our Membership page.  

Student Alpha 2015

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is hosting a Student Alpha Course on Thursday nights from February-April 2015.  The course consists of seven consecutive Thursday evenings and a weekend.  We have supper together beginning at 6:30pm, then listen to a 30 minute talk about some core aspect of the Christian faith and we follow that with an open discussion where all questions and thoughts are welcome.  The expectation is to wrap up each night around 9pm, after which you are…

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…

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2015

Our Diocesan Bishop Robert Innes has written the following appeal which we will plan to support through the blue bag offerings at Sunday services during Lent. Earlier this month I travelled to Athens. During my stay I had the opportunity to visit two detention centres on the outskirts of the city where irregular migrants are held. One of the centres is a dedicated facility for unaccompanied minors. The other is an adult prison, with a…

Council votes for Amersfoort Church Plant!

At the Wednesday January 21st meeting of the Holy Trinity Utrecht Chaplaincy Church Council members present (one absent) voted unanimously in favour of the proposal to establish a new church plant in the neighbouring city of Amersfoort.  A new Selection Committee has been formed, a new position profile approved and the position will soon be advertised for a new Chaplain to establish and build a new Anglican church in Amersfoort.  May God lead us in this…

New Cooking Group!

At the Away Day last year council members discussed all kinds of topics. One of which was fellowship and outreach. For some reason the discussion in one of the small groups was quickly triggered by the words food, cooking, and dinner.  It wasn’t a giant leap to propose starting a cooking group.  So here we are: We hereby present to you the possibility of JOINING THE COOKING GROUP! No you don’t have to cook! You can also help…

Christian Classics Study Group – Charles Williams

On Friday, January 16 at 6:30pm, the Christian Classics Study Group will gather in the Parsonage Hall. We will read and reflect on samples of Charles Williams poetry and prose, including some from The Descent of the Dove: A Short History of the Holy Spirit in the Church. David Llewellyn Dodds will introduce us to the works of Charles Williams. David is a member of the Arnhem – Nijmegen Chaplaincy and is an expert in Williams poetry and prose.…