Learning about the Mystery of Christ
Prayer and worship help us enter the Mystery of Christ, but we can also go deeper by study, conversation and reading.
At Holy Cross we are always happy to share our faith. Ours is an open-minded, inclusive Christianity which is faithful and orthodox. Our clergy have spent many years studying Christianity and enjoy discussing theology and thinking through difficult religious and moral questions. Contact them if you would like to find out more: [email protected]. All questions are allowed.
We often have groups to explore the Bible and aspects of our faith, especially during Lent. Look at the News section for further information. The weekly Evening Prayer on Zoom, on Thursdays at 5 pm, usually includes a discussion of the gospel passage set for the day.
Preaching at Holy Cross aims to be relevant, open-minded and faithful. There is a sermon each Sunday at the Eucharist which is based on the Bible readings and explores the riches of the Mystery of Christ in the light of Scripture, the Christian Tradition and human wisdom.
Father Stephen teaches at the Scottish Episcopal Institute which trains clergy and ministers for our Church. It publishes the Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal which has articles on current issues for Christianity in Scotland. The diocese of Edinburgh often advertises talks on Christianity and discussion groups in the city in its newsletter The Communicant.
Holy Cross has a small library of theological and spiritual books that may be borrowed. They are kept in the hall and are available during coffee on Sundays. Good books on Christianity include:
- Caroline Chartres (ed.), Why I am Still an Anglican
- Tom Holland, Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind
- Jeffrey John, John Trenchard & Rosemary Gallagher, This is Our Faith: A Popular Presentation of Anglican Belief
- CS Lewis, Mere Christianity
- Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
- Rowan Williams, Being Christian
- Rowan Williams, Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief
- Tom Wright, Simply Christian