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Devotional

Gafcon is a prophetic movement, putting the Bible back at the heart of the Anglican Communion, but above all it is a spiritual movement and I am delighted to introduce a weekday devotional 'Lift Up Your Hearts'. These devotionals will greatly enrich our common life and I urge you to share them widely!

During Lent Faith McDonnell, one of the two Suffering Church Network leaders will be writing a special series of daily Lift Up Your Hearts devotions which focus our thoughts and prayers on the suffering church.

From Easter, on Monday 13th April, Revd Canon Dr Ashley Null will be writing the devotions. Dr Ashley Null is an award-winning writer and has spoken at every Gafcon gathering since the beginning in 2008.

Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

13th February 2020
Paul was living in a narrow prison as though it was heaven itself and he bore the wounds and the lashes more readily than others reach for rewards. Indeed he regarded his sufferings as prizes and...
12th February 2020
It was Saint Paul more than anyone else who showed what man is and how great is the nobility of our nature, as well as what capacity for virtue this human creature has. Every day he advanced in...
11th February 2020
John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople from 397-407, was one of the early Church's greatest preachers, whose homilies were written down by stenographers and widely circulated. Many hundreds...
10th February 2020
Dorotheus, a sixth century abbot in Gaza, was widely known for his practical spiritual advice on how Christians are to live in community. His sole aim was to edify his listeners, teaching them not in...
7th February 2020
Dorotheus, a sixth century abbot in Gaza, was widely known for his practical spiritual advice on how Christians are to live in community. His sole aim was to edify his listeners, teaching them not...
6th February 2020
Diadochos was bishop of Photiki, a small town in what is now part of modern day Greece. Concerned for the orthodoxy of his flock, he emerged as a clear leader in the mid-fifth century battle against...
5th February 2020
Macarius was born in Lower Egypt at the very end of the third century. As a young man, widowed soon after his marriage, Macarius distributed all his money among the poor and needy. He eventually...
4th February 2020
Augustine was born in north Africa to a pagan Roman father and a Christian Berber mother. He spent his youth as a true pagan and in his Confessions, describes his time in a heretical sect in Rome...
3rd February 2020
Augustine was born in north Africa to a pagan Roman father and a Christian Berber mother. He spent his youth as a true pagan and in his Confessions, describes his time in a heretical sect in Rome...
31st January 2020
John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople from 397-407, was one of the early Church's greatest preachers, whose homilies were written down by stenographers and widely circulated. Many hundreds...
30th January 2020
John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople from 397-407, was one of the early Church's greatest preachers, whose homilies were written down by stenographers and widely circulated. Many hundreds...
29th January 2020
Gregory the Great was born around 540 to a noble Christian family in Rome. He used his skills as a talented administrator within church for the welfare of the Roman people, providing charitable...
28th January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
27th January 2020
Hilary was born in Gaul at the beginning of the 4th century to wealthy pagan parents, who gave him an excellent education with a high level of Greek. Later, upon reading the Old and New Testament...
24th January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
23rd January 2020
Cyril became Bishop of Jerusalem in 350 and is known for his systematic catchesis which he used to instruct new converts to Christianity in the essentials of the faith as part of their preparation...
22nd January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
21st January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...

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