St. Macartin's Cathedral

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The Dean Writes:

Dear Parishioners and Friends around the world,

We are very aware of how special the arrival of a new baby is to a family! This Christmas we celebrated again God’s gift of
Jesus: ‘Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!’ (2 Corinthians 9:15).

What can we say about this baby?

He is God Himself:
The unthinkable has happened: God has become a human being! The eternal, creator God enters the world of time and space, both fully human and fully divine. This divine baby can bring hope and joy to our messy world, because He has fully become part of it. He doesn’t stand apart, but demonstrates a commitment to be with us and on our side in the midst of sin and suffering.

He is human like us: Jesus fully engaged with all of human experience. By His cross and resurrection, He can release us from the power of wrong, hurt and shame to secure for us a life of love, peace, joy and forgiveness.

He is one with us: Just as we can reach out and hold a new baby, so we have a God who wants to be intimately involved in our lives and to have a relationship with Him - to reach out and hold us as ‘Emmanuel’ meaning ‘God is with us’ (Matthew 1:23). Therefore, the question is: Are we with Him? Are we ready to make room for Him at the centre of our lives as we enter a new year?

Many, often too many, celebrated Christmas without Christ and will have no room for His light to direct their paths in 2019.
Please do not be one of that many!

Let His grace and forgiveness give you hope. Let His mercy bring you joy!

Yours very sincerely,

Kenneth R J Hall
Last updated 31st December 2018
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Admittedly, its greatest music appeal would be to people in the age range 15-35, but there are also inspirational messages, information features and news bulletins with at times a distinctly Christian slant. It is entirely non-denominational.