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Ray's Blog: February 2016

Paphos Pilgrim

Paphos is the most tourist-centered, westernised of Cyprus' cities. Yet here the apostle Paul travelled from Salamis to meet Cyprus' Governor Sergius Paulus, and here I preached in 'St. Paul's Pillar Church', so named because the pillar on which Paul was flogged was on this site. The Orthodox allow the...
Posted at 06:57am on 28th February 2016

Cypriot Villages And Eavesdroppings On Uk's Eu Referendum

Edna and Terry hosted me two nights in their village of Ypsonas. We walked two hours round the edge of the Akrotiri base. Linda drove me to the home of herself and her husband Gordon in the village of Pissouri, where they service a church plant.

I led the...

Posted at 07:44am on 25th February 2016

Message From Limassol

St. Barnabas Anglican Church: crowded, multi-racial, loving. The following echoes part of my message:

The Anglican-Episcopal Communion is not a late add-on to the universal church: its roots are apostolic, holy, orthodox and catholic. The Anglians who invaded Britain (from which we get the name Anglican) inherited a church from...

Posted at 06:09am on 21st February 2016

Cyprus In Lent

I am in Cyprus, the island of saints from the time of St. Barnabus, Son of Encouragement. On my first day we visited the final tomb of Saint Lazarus and the monastic cell of St. Thekla, the would-be girl friend of St. Paul. My friend Paul Maybury, Spirituality Advisor of...
Posted at 00:32am on 18th February 2016

Cairo, Pancakes And Lent

Three members of London's Figuiredo family dropped in. Des is training leaders among new Christians in Egypt. Egypt has suffered two revolutions that 'contain but do not change'. So these Christians, who come under the umbrella of the Coptic Church, have launched a Transform Cairo campaign.

Rehenna writes for...

Posted at 08:12am on 8th February 2016

Brother Damian

Our community members on Holy Island joined the throng at the funeral of the island's former vicar, Brother Damian, in Alnwick. Damian offered his financial expertise as a trustee of our community's few small Lindisfarne properties and helped us in other ways.

The community seeks to relate to each branch...

Posted at 01:05am on 3rd February 2016
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