School of Divinity, History and Philosophy Aberdeen Centre for Protestant Theology are holding a Public Lecture titled “The Gospel of John as Theological Challenge Now” by David Ford (Regius Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge)
Join us to celebrate the feast of St John Ogilvie at the Diocesan shrine of his birthplace where he was born in 1579.
Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas’ Church, Keith on Saturday 7th March at 14:00, presided by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB.
As part of the St John Ogilvie celebrations, we will once again be offering a Walking Pilgrimage from St Peter’s, Buckie to St John Ogilvie Shrine at St Thomas’, Keith organised by Uplifting Walks on Saturday 7 March 2020.
The Scottish Government is holding a public consultation regarding a proposed Bill on Gender Recognition Reform. The consultation is open until 17 March.
Do you recognise anyone here? If you went to Craiglockhart from 1970-1973, please think about joining us at our reunion in Edinburgh on September 29th 2020.
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On Saturday, 4th April from 10:00-12:30, Fr Kingsley, and Fr Peter invite you to gather in St Thomas’ Hall, Keith for a morning of hymns, talks, reflection, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of our preparation for Easter.
STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN BISHOPS’ CONFERENCES (CCEE) AND FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION OF THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (COMECE)
ON THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE GERMAN NAZI EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU
75 years have already passed since the liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (27/01/1945), and this place still inspires terror.
Brothers and Sisters, as your bishop, my great longing is that Christ be real to us. Ever more real. Real, though physically unseen. Real to the eyes of faith. Real in this life and real for ever. As real, in our measure, as he became to Mary and Joseph, Peter and Paul, to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, to so many saints throughout the Christian centuries. He is not a figment of the imagination, he’s not an idea, not just a figure from the past. He is real and alive, here and now, contemporary, eternal. And he longs to be real for us. It is, of course, a life-long process, suffering and failure are part of it, but it’s what we’re made for.
Today, as it were, we fast forward. The child in the manger is suddenly an adult by the river. Instead of the arms of his mother, there’s the voice of the Father: “This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.” Instead of a birth, a baptism. Today John the Baptist’s mission comes to its climax and conclusion, and the prophetic baton, as it were, is passed to Jesus. He is anointed by the Holy Spirit and goes out to his life’s work, “doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.”