Being an Anglican Christian is a way of life fed by the rhythm of centuries of worship and prayer. Anglicanlife.org celebrates our Anglican heritage, our values and our understanding of Jesus Christ alive and at work amongst His people.
Anglican life is rich and full. It grows as one immerses oneself in the deep well of goodness supplied by God to His people. Anglican life is colourful and intense; it has moments of silent beauty and deafening praise!
It builds its house upon the foundation of the Apostles and Saints of old, with Jesus Himself, loving, merciful, immovable, dependable – holding us all together.
More about our Easter Faith
The strong and joyful season of Easter carries a message of great hope. It is, in fact, all good news at this time of the Christian Year and the readings, colours and music in our churches encourage this bright and positive atmosphere. Underlying the good news of the Resurrection is something far more serious that needs our consideration. In each of the post-Resurrection appearances to his disciples, Jesus shows them his hands and side.He makes them aware of the continuing existence of the marks of his suffering on the cross. This was particularly true of the meeting between Jesus and Thomas. Thomas was confronted by the real and vivid scars of the Saviour – a most painful reminder of the recent events.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 ff
Winston Churchill planned his own funeral in Saint Paul's cathedral. The service included famous hymns : To be a pilgrim, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Fight the good fight, O God, our help in ages past. At the end of the service, per Sir Winston's instructions, after the Benediction was pronounced, a lone bugler in the dome of St. Paul's cathedral played The Last Post, the universal signal that the day is over. And when that bugler stopped, the service took a dramatic turn: another lone bugler, this time on the other side of the dome of St. Paul's cathedral began to play Reveille. "It's time to get up, it's time to get up, it's time to get up in the morning..."