Balaclava and Elwood
24 Dec 2020
Carols at 10:30pm
Service at 11:00pm
25 Dec 2020 10:30am
Advent, the lead-up to Christmas, is about watching and waiting, as the shepherds in the fields, the kings from the East and Mary and Joseph watched and waited. Archbishop Philip Freier says Victorians know about watching and waiting this year. But watching and waiting is a gift from God, he says, which is true despite being contrary to our expectations.
Lent begins on Wed 26 Feb 2021 - Thur 9 Apr 2021
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and invites us to observe Lent as a holy season. As we journey through Lent to Jerusalem and the cross, we are called to be Jesus’ disciples ever more closely. Ash Wednesday invites us to cast off whatever hinders us, to experience refreshment of faith and the joy of the resurrection. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter.