Bishops are not intercontinental ballistic missiles, manufactured on one continent and fired into another as an act of aggression. The recent irregular ordination in Singapore is, in my opinion, an open and premeditated assault on Anglican tradition, catholic order and Christian charity. I ask for the prayers of the whole church for the Primates' Meeting that it may contribute to deeper comprehension, mutual trust, and godly quietness among its members and throughout the Communion.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.Martin Luther
First communion of chlorotic young girls in the snow.
Première communion de jeunes filles chlorotiques par un temps de neige.
God be thanked we were not bred up in that communion but are of a Church that is pious and sincere, and conformable in all its principles to the Scriptures. ... the Church of England is, without all doubt, the only true Church.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.joyce brothers
Holiness is not a merit by which we can attain communion with God, but a gift of Christ, which enables us to cling to him, and to follow him.john calvin
There is one thing that makes life mighty in its veriest trifles, worthy in its smallest deeds, that delivers it from monotony, that delivers it from insignificance. All will be great, nothing will be overpowering, when, living in communion with Jesus Christ, we say as He says, "My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me."alexander maclaren
There is nothing more profoundly serious than real comedy, which is an affirmation of human communion, redemption and grace.michael malone
Just in proportion as the soul is in fellowship with the Lord Jesus, in communion with His will, shall we trace His leadings, hear His voice, and understand in part.anna shipton
"This work deals with a very obvious truth: just as the oppressor, in order to oppress, needs a theory of oppressive action, so the oppressed, in order to become free, also need a theory of action." "Only in the encounter of the people with the revolutionary leaders--in their communion, in their praxis--can this theory be built."paulo freire
I did my holy communion, and it was amazing how quickly the stories of the Bible and God and Jesus got under my skin.Joel Edgerton
First communion is a powerful church and family ritual; no one who has been present can miss its importance for the children taking part.Carole Garibaldi Rogers
The first day of communion in Eternity will never end.thérèse of lisieux
Go often to Holy communion. Go very often! This is your one remedy.thérèse of lisieux
For faithful Catholics, communion is not just a nice ritual: It is the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and the ultimate sign of our willingness to be incorporated into the church.Maggie Gallagher
It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.Roma Downey
There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.M. F. K. Fisher
But petitional prayer is only one department of prayer; and if we take the word in the wider sense as meaning every kind of inward communion or conversation with the power recognized as divine, we can easily see that scientific criticism leaves it untouched. Prayer in this wide sense is the very soul and essence of religion.william james
You have got the bread, as per the communion, you have got the spices that represent the spices Jesus was wrapped in in the tomb, and you have got the cross. They are fairly full of Christian symbolism.
One of the profoundest religious changes effected by the synagogue almost immediately upon its establishment twenty-five centuries ago was to bring communion with God directly and easily to the the individual worshiper.
Eyes wide and blank as the buttons on a first communion coat.donald e. westlake
"Isn't it sad, that in a time when we face so many devastating problems – poverty, HIV/AIDS, war and conflict – that in our communion we should be investing so much time and energy on disagreement about sexual orientation?" [The communion, which] "used to be known for embodying the attribute of comprehensiveness, of inclusiveness, where we were meant to accommodate all and diverse views, saying we may differ in our theology but we belong together as sisters and brothers" now seems "hell-bent on excommunicating one another. God must look on and God must weep."desmond tutu
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God , and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.