DIAKONIA offers an international and ecumenical community of diaconal friendship, connecting us in diversity and commonality.
DIAKONIA broadens our worldview and deepens our sense of diaconal vocation.
DIAKONIA reminds the church of God’s call to service, justice, compassion, and peace for creation, and assists us in living out our ministries in the world with vision and hope.
The church is not the church without diakonia.
In the midst of pandemic and isolation, our communities continue strong and vital. There are links to more detailed reports in as indicated.
Thursday Night Vespers – May 6, 2021 … See MoreSee Less
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021
John 15: 9-17
As God has loved me, so I have loved you;
abide in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love,
just as I have kept God’s commandments and abide in God’s love.
I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing;
but I have called you friends,
because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from God.
You did not choose me but I chose you.
And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last,
so that the Creator will give you whatever you ask in my name.
I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.
God, Source of Love,
Christ, Embodiment of Love,
Spirit, who unites us in Love,
you call us friends,
and in your sure, strong voice,
you command us to love one another.
Your call to love is not:
a dreamy euphoria,
a superficial emotion,
a mere tolerance,
a naïve flight of fancy.
Your call is to a powerful, resilient, passionate love, which
demands work and discipline,
envisions accompaniment and solidarity,
requires clear-eyed acknowledgement,
and forceful response,
to the realities of this world.
So in the face of
the brokenness of socio-pollical polarities,
the exclusion of injustice and colonial history,
the oppression of empire and poverty and racism,
guide us to love the world in imaginative and creative and sustainable ways.
In the midst of
the alienation of anxiety and isolation,
the challenge of communities in conflict,
the stress in many relationships,
lead us to a love that encourages,
hospitality and welcome,
care and concern,
respect and dignity.
In this work,
may we abide in your love.
In this discipleship,
may your joy be in us.
In this living,
may your abundance bear fruit. … See MoreSee Less
Photos from Ted Dodd’s post … See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I hope our members DIAKONIA are well this year and 2021.
Our sisters in protective clothing danced in our elderly home. Enjoing! … See MoreSee Less
Well done, am sure this made their day for them. The dancers look as if they have come from Mars! 😂🥰🙏
or the bunny trail!
Well done! Really great, not only the elderly there enjoyed it but we are too who is watching this video…. thanks Sr. Ro ⚘🙏
Thanks sister Kong Doo Ro. Great service. Hope your Christmas was well spent. Blessed new year 2021.
Ist das schön, gefällt mir sehr, sehr, sehr, danke!
Very touching given the circumstances and such joy these beloveds are sharing with the residents. God bless these sisters! 🙏🏽🌎☮️♥️
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