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John the Baptist

"The Jordan River, from where John the Baptist preached, is an hour away from Reineh where I live. Reineh is the village beside everything – you can go all over Galilee from Reineh" (The Rev’d Hanna Dally, the Director of the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Reineh, Galilee)

"When you are Spirit-filled, people will know God’s word through you"

“God loved all the world so much that we were given God’s son, who saved all of us and then gave us his Spirit. The Spirit of Christ is with us – he gave us his Spirit at Pentecost. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, people will see your face, hear you talk and witness how you act and know the word of God through you,” says The Rev’d Hanna Dally, the Director of the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Reineh, Galilee


Bishop John Roundhill's Advent 2021 message: Being a baptised people

“In this season of Advent, as our worship and prayer turn to both the season of Christmas as well as the coming of the kingdom, one figure who features in our readings is John the Baptist. He witnessed the truth as a burning and shining lamp…What might we as a Church look like if we, too, were a witness to the truth as a burning and shining lamp?” asks Bishop John Roundhill


Our call as a baptised people during Advent

“At my Parish of Sandgate-Northpoint, I once witnessed a baptism where a young child with the hugest of smiles was taking in all around him, aware that something very special was happening. I observed how laid back this child was, despite the buzz of activity, accepting the baptism and the ensuing applause with grace,” says Margaret Humphries from GFS – An Anglican Ministry and the Parish of Sandgate-Northpoint