#300youth presents its st Annual Youth Conference Themed "GROW UP" Apr 22 at 5:00 pm to Apr 26 at 6:00 pm. [Wednesday 5:30pm, Thursday- Saturday 9:00am to 6:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm to 5:30pm] Register: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2015-04-22 to 2015-04-26 at Trinity Center Auditorium
>>will begin on 25th April 2015 at the Chapter House at 10:00 am. Please register at the Information Tent. 2015-04-25 to 2015-05-10 at Chapter house
There will be a choral service by the covenant choir on the 9:30 am service. 2015-04-26 to 2015-04-26 at Main Sanctuary
Welcome to the website of All Saints’ Cathedral church Nairobi Kenya, we are the National Cathedral of All Saints’ under the Anglican Church of Kenya. We have designed this site as a resource for those who would like to learn more about our church, our services and activities at the Cathedral. The Office of the Provost works to strengthen this church, by mobilizing every confessing believer to engage in some ministry within the broad range of ministries available in the church.
Every believer will be brought to the point of appreciating that the living out of the Christian faith demands the exercise of one’s gifting in the body of Christ. Our role as a church to be a Cathedral of Spiritual nourishment and fellowship for ministry to the world and support the society.Thank you for your interest in our church. Please contact us if we can assist you in learning more about the Church, the services or you want to join us and be our member or friend.
Growing to Maturity
Growing to Maturity: Victorious Living
This is our faith: We Believe in God
“Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)
The start of any year brings along with it a breath of newness and a sparkle like no other. Everyone privileged to experience a new start is hopeful and expects the best in future days. This usually happens at the backdrop of the past experiences both pleasant and unpleasant that have formed and shaped one’s perspective on life in the previous year. Our experiences, as believers in the year 2014 have produced our prayers, resolutions and expectations in the year 2015. Those that seek to forget their past, are in danger of repeating it.
The myopic belief in false prophets, the deliberate engagement with cults and occults, the blatant embrace of heretical and misleading doctrines and the lethargic engagement in matters faith has led astray many believers and unbelievers alike. Such have also resulted to spiritual apathy in churches, disarray in the body of Christ, disregard of Scripture as the true word of God, weak and selfish governance and mix of Christianity with other faiths (syncretism). It is for these reasons that the theme of the year 2015 “Grow to Maturity” comes in handy. After the disciples “launched into the deep”, they did not wallow in the glory of the miracle, but followed Jesus to be like him.
Maturity is a high state of being that is desirably sought after. In all spheres of life be it economic, intellectual, emotional and spiritual, there is a yearning for maturity. Just like it is natural to expect a baby to grow to maturity, it’s also natural for believers to mature in faith. As believers we are driven and sustained by striving to archive spiritual maturity. The Apostle Paul clearly reflects on maturity by stating that he has not yet attained spiritual maturity but he make every effort to attain the goal and prize set before him for which God has called him upward in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:13-14). In addition he affirms to believers to yearn to ‘grow up’ and be built up in their faith in Christ and avoid any distortion and alteration of their faith (Eph. 4:11-17).
Therefore spiritual maturity is defined as the state of being fully aware and founded in the knowledge of one is in God through faith in Christ Jesus. It is simply the realization, understanding and appreciation of a believer’s position in Christ and how to lead one’s life on the basis of such knowledge. Christian maturity has nothing to do with ones chronological age; it has little to do with how old a person is. It has to do with reflecting the character of Jesus Christ. How much of the character of Jesus Christ do you reflect in your life? What growth have you seen in your life recently?
What then should be done for each believer to achieve Spiritual maturity? In the year 2015 the Cathedral focus will be on spiritual formation through observance of spiritual disciplines (prayer, scripture reading, fasting, meditation…), adopting a pragmatic and realist way of handling contemporary issues affecting us whilst being guided by scripture, maintaining our focus on the centrality of Jesus Christ in life and encourage a life of obedience to God’s word for every Christian. The Sunday preaching will give but a foretaste of the deep doctrinal teaching and engagement that will take place in the weekly Bible study sessions, prayer and healing service (Wed: 5:30pm), daily communion services (7am) and other tailor-made seminars, public lectures and tutorials to address matters spiritual maturity. We therefore urge each one of us to come on board and seek to grow to maturity in Christ Jesus.
Provost’s desk (26th April 2015)
Introspection on Xenophobic tendencies
Have you ever put thought and made sense to these words as used in the Holy Communion liturgy; “we are brothers and sisters through his blood: we have died together, we will rise together, we will live together”. It is a well known fact that the ethnic and tribal divisions among Kenyans have been a thorn in the flesh in virtually all social spheres and the church is not exempt. It seems that our unity as Christians stemming from different tribes and ethnicities is only found at the altar rails as we receive communion and this immediately fizzles out and is quickly forgotten as we cross the transept back to our pews and back to our hard-lined conceptions of the “other tribe”. In the wake of terror attacks in Kenya and in light of the most current attack at Garissa University college, it is becomes evident that a brooding of xenophobic tendencies especially along religious lines is in the offing. According to Wikipedia, Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an in-group towards an out-group, including a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity. Xenophobia can also be exhibited in the form of an “uncritical exaltation of another culture” in which a culture is ascribed “an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality”. Consequently, the reports of recurrence of xenophobic related violence in South Africa targeting migrants from other African countries are alarming, shocking and utterly repugnant. The sight of lynch mobs and blood baying crowds sends a chill of fear especially for the foreigners living and making a living in that nation. The heart rending photos of innocent people surrounded and being slaughtered and the charred remains of others is a sorry sight. These come as a rude shock to the whole world and more so to fellow Africans whose expectation and high regard for one of Africa’s greatest nation is quickly being disregarded. South Africa has been seen as Africa’s lighthouse and an embodiment of an economically developed nation. Despite the tremendous economic growth experienced, it is quite evident that the nation’s social fiber has a deep seated challenge that must have been embedded during the apartheid regime and if not dealt with may create a deeper dent to an already wounded and hurting nation and continent. The retired Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu, an anti-apartheid stalwart captured the mood of many Africans and the world at large when he said that “the rainbow nation that so filled the world with hope, is being reduced to a grubby shadow of itself. Our moral core is being ruptured.” South Africa like most of the African countries is dealing with deep rooted social economic challenges that are ingrained and intertwined in the socio-political expressions of its citizenry and that has manifested in xenophobic violent expulsion and murder of foreigners. Can xenophobic tendencies be addressed? Yes the church in Africa ought to lead by example in living out the Christian faith we most often confess in our worship. If we surely and truly believe that God commands a blessing and life eternal when we coexist with others (ps. 133) then we must be in at the fore in living out our faith. We also must deliberately and consciously seek to express God’s love more so to people different from us in order to win and share with them the love of Christ our savior.