Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Monday, July 13, 2009

CHRIST SO SMALL, SO POTENT

Sent from someone who has received the consecrated Hosts:

As I told you in my previous mail I had to meditate a considerable time before asking you. But then I received the bible verse Proverbs 30: 25 in my heart. When I spoke to Jesus about my postbox and that a possible fall of the parcel in my corridor seemed to me to be a dishonour for Him that was too great to bear, I heard the majestic and yet so warm voice in my heart: Why do you think that I have made Me that small? The day before the parcels came, I reveived Proverbs 31: 14 which was very moving for me.

I met a gifted inventor from an East-European country when I was doing volunteer work among the homeless. He had fled from his country because his family wanted him in an psychiatric hospital for his mental symtoms. There was also political disagreement betweed him and his very influential family. He had a lot of official papers and parts of newspapers with him to prove his story.No country wanted to give him a right to stay and this is how he came fleeing to my house. We gave him shelter. Because of his growing psychosis I feared for his life. I decided to have a time of prayer together and give him a host. If I could not reach him from the outside, the Lord could from the inside. When he received the host he said after some time: "This must be a most holy thing. He stopped my (psychotic) mind. It is calm in my mind. No one has ever been able to do so."

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