Entries by CCNA

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Easter Octave

“And while He said this, He showed them His hands and His side. (John 20: 20) When hearing the word peace, every person will make some association.  More than just an abstract concept, the word evokes images in us.  You can see it before you: a peaceful landscape in the light of the setting sun, […]

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The Easter Epistle and Insert

Thank you to Rev. Paul Corman who is visiting the US for offering this contemplation: The Easter Epistle and Insert Easter Sunday this year has come and gone, but the Easter season will continue for 40 days until Ascension.  In these 6 weeks we will hear in the Act of Consecration of Man, the Easter […]

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From the organizers of the 2022 Worldwide Conference

From the organizers of the 2022 Worldwide Conference:  Logos–Consecrating Humanity Dear members and friends of The Christian Community, We would like to draw your attention to our extended homepage logos-2022.org that includes the Easter Newsletter online in 6 languages. Further, one can travel via internet to all worldwide congregations and find substantive contributions on conference topics, but […]

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Easter

It is with deep gratitude that we announce this to be the last of Reverend Baan’s weekly contemplations. His offerings have been a deep nourishment for our souls through a challenging year.     Easter On the first Easter morning, after three days, truth came to light.  No longer was Christ hidden in the heart of […]

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Behind every human being stands an unseen, unknown world. What we see and hear is but the person. In ancient Rome persona was the word for the mask through which an actor spoke on the stage. The word literally means: sound-through. We are surrounded by masks, which usually speak in riddles—just as we […]

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I Do Not Condemn You Either (John 8:1-12)

I Do Not Condemn You Either (John 8:1-12) Wherever we go or stand, everything and everyone demands a judgment of us—good or bad, for or against, yes or no. We even ask it of children: What do you think? From childhood on we have to have an opinion on everything. Our judgments make it hard […]

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Passiontide

Passiontide When you listen carefully to the words of the Act of Consecration of Man you will eventually notice that a few times something is lacking.  Although in itself the text is perfect, it sounds as if some sentences are not complete.  The verb is lacking: Christ in us Christ in the lifting of our […]

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“The Light of the Body is Your Eye” (Lk.11:34)

“The Light of the Body is Your Eye” (Lk.11:34) A large part of our lives—maybe the largest part—consists of watching events without being able to do anything. That is true for the news the world dishes up for us every day; it is also true for countless events that happen to us. Natural disasters, illness, […]

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YOUTH ADVENTURE CAMPS!!

Youth Adventure Camps! This summer, the Youth Adventure Camp of The Christian Community is going to the trail, to the beach, to the rivers. We will run outdoor adventure camps this summer with room for twenty participants on each trip. Each trip will create an independent and full camp experience, with singing, stories and projects […]