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A Christmas Message from Archbishop Philip Freier

Tue 18, Dec 2018

Archbishop Philip Freier, Anglican Primate of Australia, delivers his Christmas message. [Source:]


A time for joy and peace: Christmas message

[17 Dec 2018] A service celebrating multicultural Melbourne at St Paul’s Cathedral late last month was a marvellous event, the Anglican Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, recalls in his 2018 Christmas message.

“There were people from almost every continent: joyful, laughing, listening, dancing, singing and eating together. What a delight! The Cathedral was alive with colour, sound and movement. It highlighted what we can be together, in service of God and each other. As Saint Peter told those gathered at the home of the Roman Centurion, Cornelius: “God does not show favouritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.”

“That night in Cornelius’ home was a time of joy, like the multicultural service at the Cathedral. That sort of joy, which flows from the One who came as a baby born in Bethlehem, brings hope of peace, hope of dreams fulfilled. It is a joy that transcends the painful circumstances in which so many people find themselves.”

See the entire Christmas message below.


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