Praying as one body in Christ

Christian unity has certainly come a long way in Singapore. It started from humble beginnings back in 1990 when the first Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service was initiated by the late Jesuit Father John Wood at the Church of St Ignatius. Today, a passionate community of Christian leaders continue to foster ecumenical relations.Along [...]

Newest church hosts interfaith Christmas event

Archbishop William Goh and representatives of various faiths pose for a photo during the archdiocesan interreligious Christmas celebration at the Church of the Transfiguration.  Photos: VITA ImagesBy Jared Ng It was an evening of fellowship and unity as close to 80 representatives of various faiths gathered for the annual archdiocesan interreligious Christmas celebration.Held for the [...]

A message for Deepavali

Dear Hindu Friends,I greet you with much joy and fraternal closeness as you celebrate Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, which commemorates the triumph of light over darkness, or good over evil. May your time spent with family, relatives and friends be filled with abundant peace, grateful hearts and overflowing love. We are grateful too for [...]

Christians become witnesses of one faith at unity service

Methodist Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup and Archbishop William Goh praying over a participant at the Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service.Christians from different traditions praised God at the top of their voices through worship songs at an ecumenical service. At various times during the service, they placed their hand over the person seated beside them in [...]

Archdiocese issues message for Vesak Day

Dear Buddhist Friends,I greet you warmly in your celebration of Vesak Day as you commemorate three significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha, namely, his birth, enlightenment and final nirvana. May you and your families be blessed with deep peace, joy and love.Buddhists are well known for their cultivation of wholesome values such as [...]

The heart of the CHRISTIAN FAITH

Benedictine Fr Laurence Freeman offers a reflection for the Easter season My favourite reading in the Easter Season – and perhaps of all time – is by an anonymous “ancient author” in the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday. It is the Risen Jesus speaking to us on this strange day of waiting between the [...]

Archbishop Goh speaks to Methodists on interfaith relations

How do we reach out to those who rely not on God, but on science and reason to make choices in their lives. This was one question posed to Archbishop William Goh during the question-and-answer segment of the Trinity Annual Conference held at Barker Road Methodist Centre on March 31. Archbishop Goh was invited by [...]

Catholics, Protestants come together for healing service

Protestants and Catholics rested in the Spirit as prayer teams from various Churches prayed over them at the Church of St Mary of the Angels.The prayer session, which lasted more than an hour, was a highlight of the Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service held on Oct 30. The event, which had the theme, Be Reconciled, was [...]