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Devotional

Throughout the rest of the month of January, Barbara Gautier is contributing our devotionals from the Early Church Fathers, which are also available in Spanish and Portuguese, and in audo version in English.

We hope these help to focus your thoughts and prayers on the coming of the Lord Jesus.

Para leer las Devociones en Español, haga clic en "Devocionales" y siga el enlace.

Para ler os Devocionais em Português, clique em "Devocionais" e siga o link.

Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

31st July 2020
Our Lord has described the purpose of the Spirit’s presence in us. Let us listen to his words: I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. It is to your advantage that I go...
30th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Luke´s Gospel 4:16-29. This is the famous ‘Nazareth Manifesto’ or Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon delivered in the Synagogue at Nazareth. It is called his manifesto because, drawing...
29th July 2020
The reading is from Saint John´s Gospel 11:1-45. They are an ordinary family living in a village just outside Jerusalem. Lazarus (or Eliezer ‘God is my help’) is only mentioned here and nothing much...
28th July 2020
The titles given to the Holy Spirit must surely stir the soul of anyone who hears them, and make him realize that they speak of nothing less than the supreme Being. Is he not called the Spirit of God...
27th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Matthew´s Gospel 13:44-52. These parables are the last in a clutch of parables about the Kingdom of God which include the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Wheat...
24th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Matthew´s Gospel 4:18-22. There are a number of Jameses (or Jacobs) in the New Testament: there is James the Lord’s ‘brother’ who does not feature in the Gospels except that...
23rd July 2020
The reading is from the Book of Esther 4:13-17. The Bible is full of women who were instruments of God for their times: think of the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel or of Miriam, Moses sister,...
22nd July 2020
The reading is from Saint John´s Gospel 20: 11-18. There is so much speculation upon speculation on the figure of Mary Magdalene, especially since Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code, that the reality...
21st July 2020
The reading is from Saint Matthew´s Gospel 25:31-46. The reading for today follows the parables about the delay in the coming of the King and the Kingdom and also the suddenness of its coming. The...
20th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Matthew´s Gospel 25:1-13. This parable of the Kingdom, like those which precede and follow it, is about the suddenness of the arrival of the Kingdom in all its fullness. In...
17th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Paul´s letter to the Romans 16:1-2. There is a debate as to whom chapter 16 of Romans is addressed. If Saint Paul meant it to circulate among the churches known to him, as...
16th July 2020
The reading is from 1 Timothy 3:1-7. This reading lists the well-known (if not always acted upon) qualifications for a bishop. The noun is in the singular whereas presbyters (5:17) and deacons (3:8)...
15th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Matthew’s Gospel 11:25-30. Chapter 11 of Saint Matthew’s Gospel is one of the richest in the New Testament: Jesus, first of all, answers the doubts of John the Baptist and...
14th July 2020
The reading is from the book of the Prophet Malachi 2:4-7. The book of the Prophet Malachi is about our covenant relationship with God. He does not break his covenant but we can do so. The result of...
13th July 2020
1 Timothy 3:15-16 stands at the midpoint of this Pauline letter: as usual, Saint Paul gives teaching about Christian belief, worship and ministry and then moves to practical instruction for the local...
10th July 2020
Eve of the commemoration of Saint Benedict of Nursia and the reading is from Saint Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 6:1-10. Much of Saint Paul’s teaching in chapters 5 and 6 of the Letter to...
9th July 2020
The reading is Romans Chapter 5. Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans is the longest and most systematic of all his letters. It was probably written from Corinth when the Apostle had a little respite...
8th July 2020
The readings are in Matthew 16:13-20 and Galatians 1: 11-17. In Saints Peter and Paul, the Church has two of its most prominent pillars. Here are men possessed by the Gospel who are yet quite...

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