Our Life in Christ

Living with Icons

Icons are beautiful examples of religious art which can be appreciated in art galleries and museums. In Orthodox Christian churches and homes, however, icons are expressions of our faith in the incarnation of Jesus Christ and our hope in the sanctification of human beings through the person of our Savior. This faith and hope is …

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Living with the Holy Scriptures

  The Holy Scriptures play a pivotal role in an Orthodox Christian life. Not only does the public reading of portions of the Bible occur in every church service celebrated at St Nicholas but we are all called to individually read a portion of the Gospels and of the Apostles (Epistles and Acts) daily. Some …

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Pharious Cake Feb 2014

Living a Liturgical Life

Worship is what the Church ‘does’. Liturgy is the work of the Church. Living a liturgical life, a life expressed through worship of the Holy Trinity requires a certain attitude towards our bodies and material things as well as love of God. The following articles will begin to explore what worship is and why we …

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Living the Church Calendar

THE CHURCH YEAR The annual cycle of Feasts and Fasts is an essential element of experiencing the Life of Christ in the Orthodox tradition. The following articles will help you to understand what the Church Year is and what it means to allow our lives to be shaped by the Church’s calendar and not the …

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The Life in Christ

LIVING THROUGH THE THE SACRAMENTS The Sacraments are the way we are incorporated into the Body of Christ. They are what makes us ‘Church’ rather than a loose collection of individuals seeking God. Anyone wishing to receive a sacrament or wanting a special service (funeral, memorial service, etc.) should speak to Fr. John directly. The …

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Living with the Saints

Living With The Heroes Of The Faith Many saints are known and loved at St Nicholas. Every day of the year has not just one but many saints associated with it. We are as a community particularly devoted to the saints of both the Old and New Testaments and many of us bear Biblical names. …

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Church Discipline and Christian Ethics

Living An Orthodox Life As St Paul told us the purpose of the Christian life is attaining the fullness of Christ, through living in a sacramental community with our brothers and sisters, as directed by the leaders that the Holy Spirit has given us (Ephesians 4). We do not seek any righteousness outside the Body …

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Living in the Holy Spirit

Orthodox Christian spirituality is a vast subject. Pilgrimage, suffering, joy, monasticism, asceticism, love, confession, and prayer are all ways of walking in the spirit. People at St Nicholas will be happy to share their own spiritual experiences and Fr. John is always available to offer guidance and advice. The following resources will help you begin …

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