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 Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, pilgrim to Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, 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 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons, 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', harassment conviction,campaigning against child abuse, quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His annual Christmas Lights reported in Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 have raised £55,500 for water for 3 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog" available on Amazon.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

EASTER MESSAGE

If we use resurrection as a ploy to avoid the agonised distress with which we are presented on every side, then we join the ranks of the dishonest. 

We are addicts to religious heroin with no integrity or moral fibre. 

We enjoy just another form of self-centred hedonism.

Today (Good Friday) we have murdered God. 

We have obliterated our hope.

The Christian three day quick fix of Easter Sunday is a distortion of the challenge that awaits the courageous.

Easter is a metaphor more than a chronological sequence. 

The truth and the reality is that we allow the impoverished to perish while we get high on Easter Mass as though it were all sorted.


Nothing is sorted until with grace and resolve we set out to sort it.


We live awaiting resurrection.


We abide in a seemingly endless Holy Saturday.


The time presses us to make our faith real and to actually inaugurate a new world order - the resurrection society.


It's time to get off our backsides, off our knees, to vacate our altars and our vestments and to become tireless workers to roll the stone away.

LENTEN REFLECTION PUBLISHED ON HUFFINGTON POST BLOG

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/lent-2013-a-huffpost-community-observation-of-the-lenten-fast-liveblog_n_2679030.html#378_easter-greetings-from-the-bishop-of-london-the-open-episcopal-church