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“The belief in One God (Monotheism) realizes that the whole human race must be regarded as one family, different as maybe the various colors of the skin, the language with which they express themselves, or the manner of their daily lives.”

— Herman Adrian Spruit, Founder of CCOA, Let There Be Peace in the Church

January 2022

True Religion

2022-01-01T18:16:22+00:00January 1, 2022|

  "Accept that thrust of [God's] love and you too will find the holy. Listen to yourself deep down within and you'll discover the Heart of all True Religion." CCOA founder, Patriarch Herman Adrian Spruit

December 2021

Faith

2021-12-19T22:02:18+00:00December 19, 2021|

In Hebrews 10:5, we read that God wasn’t interested in sin offerings, those offerings had been given, according to the law of Moses. What then, were the people to do to be accepted by God? Psalm 80:4 tells us: they/we are to turn to God.   [...]

Do unto others….

2021-12-13T00:39:36+00:00December 13, 2021|

Many of the world’s religions have an admonition that is similar to the words so many of us have hear since we were children: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And yet time and again we want to know how to [...]

November 2021

Living the Sacred Life

2021-11-29T22:33:39+00:00November 29, 2021|

Sunday’s reading: Psalm 25:4-5,8-9,10,14. Readings from Psalm 25 include verses in which the psalmist asks God for guidance in understanding how to live as God wishes. Wise, to ask, wiser to follow the guidance. Being in relationship with the Divine involves making time for God, interacting [...]

Relax and Love

2021-11-15T05:16:53+00:00November 15, 2021|

  Regarding the apocalyptic writings, a take-away might be the advice to relax. The gospel today (Mark 13:24-32) reminds us: "But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." So far, any time people [...]

CCOA Continuing Education, update

2021-11-28T00:25:13+00:00November 8, 2021|

~ CCOA's CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM~   January8: Presentation based on a World Parliament workshop: Is it Universalism or is it White Privilege?  presented by +Michael Talbot   November 13: Discussion based on the Parliament of  the World's Religions Conference, continued   October 23: Discussion based on [...]

“God loves a CHEERFUL giver!”

2021-11-08T03:06:21+00:00November 8, 2021|

Today’s gospel reading for many Christian churches is Mark 12:38-44. If you happened to attend a worship service, either on-line or in-person, the message for the day could have been on the unselfishness and generosity of the widow who gave all she had. This message may [...]

October 2021

Latest Newsletter Now Available!

2021-10-19T04:13:09+00:00October 19, 2021|

  Thank you, thank you, thank you to editor Ron+ and the many clergy who contributed to the latest issue of our newsletter. For those who haven't seen it yet, please visit the Newsletters page and take a look. While there, you may be interested in [...]

Wisdom

2021-10-11T03:54:43+00:00October 11, 2021|

  In 1Kings 3:9, we read Solomon’s request, “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind..” In today’s reading from Wisdom (or The Wisdom of Solomon) 7:7-11, Solomon explains more about this understanding mind, wisdom. He points out that wisdom is more than power, more than riches, [...]

Divorce?

2021-10-03T22:42:45+00:00October 3, 2021|

Along with Paul’s words, telling women to submit themselves to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22), the words in today’s Gospel, Mark 10:2-16, have been used by far too many clergy to convince women to stay in a domestic violence situation, whether that violence be physical, emotional, or [...]

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