Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.



In tomorrow's Epistle reading, which comes from the letter we know as First John,
Gathering round the altar for our communion serviceWe declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us—we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
candle light worship at the Easter VigilThe word translated as "fellowship" here is the Greek word koinonia which also means "communion." Koinonia is a close connection. To have koinonia with something or someone is to participate with it and in it. Through our communion with God, we are in communion with all those with whom God is in communion. It is this deeper connectedness of communion which we establish by our faith in Jesus Christ as evidenced through our baptisms (see yesterday's post below).

In the archives is the sermon Koinonia—a deeper connectedness.


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