Entries by CCNA


Still Sparkling: Report on the “Living Gold” Conference

The “Living Gold” conference for congregations and  priests from North and South America took place on Vancouver Island, July 21-29, 2012. The final number of participants was 196, which included fifteen priests, ten children and five Camphill companions. From Canada there were 75 (some only part-time), 53 from the USA, 32 from South America, and […]


Christ and the Corporate Being

When Jesus went down to the river that day He was baptized in the usual way. And when it was done, God blessed his Son, He sent him his love, On the wings of a dove. (Gospel Hymn) One of the great moments in the Gospels comes at the beginning of Christ’s ministry, immediately after […]

The Rituals of Prayer and Meditation – Building Bridges to the Spiritual World

More and more, human beings today are asking themselves, “How can I overcome the anxiety, loneliness, and sense of meaninglessness in my life?” We find signs of this searching everywhere: in the dramatic increase of anxiety medication, in the overflow of self-help books, and in the spiritual materialism of the quick-fix “you-can-have-it-all” mentality of some […]

International News

Click on the following link to view the English-language version of the International Newsletter, produced in Germany. Please note: the document is password protected. The password is johanni. [download id=”62″]


Welcome New Priests!

The Christian Community in North American congratulates and warmly welcomes two newly ordained priests!  Ann Burfeind and Darryl Coonan were both ordained this past March in New York, and we would like to introduce you to them here.  Rev. Ann Burfeind was born in Chicago and grew up on a farm in the upper Midwest. She was a […]

Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation

The season during which we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation is upon us! Please join one of our communities listed below as they celebrate this special time in the lives of the young people being confirmed as well as a very significant event for the entire community.  Your participation is a gift to the youth. Philadelphia/ Devon, […]


“by Hanging Him From a Tree…”

Let us love the trees, to us the trees are good. Within their shoots of green streams God’s own living blood. Once the wood did harden, so Christ hung thereupon. To nourish us with new food eternal flow’ring was won. (Albert Steffen 1921)[i] HOLY WEEK AND TREES Trees permeate Holy Week. On Palm Sunday branches […]