The Right Rev’d Jeremy Greaves is Bishop for the Northern Region of the Diocese of Brisbane, an area stretching from the Brisbane CBD in the South to Bundaberg in the North. Before becoming a Bishop, he had experience in parish ministry in South Australia, the Northern Territory and in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. Bishop Jeremy trained and was ordained in the Diocese of Adelaide, South Australia. Bishop Jeremy is our Regional Bishop as the Cathedral rests in his region.
Here are some articles which Bishop Jeremy has written for our partner in minstry the anglican focus.
+Jeremy shared this message with his clergy for the new year:
A number of years ago the Irish poet and writer, John O”Donohue, created a New Year’s blessing for his mother entitled Beannacht-for Josie.
I share it here as my prayer for us all, as we cross the threshold into the New Year, with prayers for peace, safety, joy and a renewed sense of hope.
Grace and peace,
Beannacht – A New Year Blessing~ John O’Donohue ~
On the day whenThe weight deadensOn your shouldersAnd you stumble,May the clay danceTo balance you.
And when your eyesFreeze behindThe grey windowAnd the ghost of lossGets into you,May a flock of colours,Indigo, red, greenAnd azure blue,Come to awaken in youA meadow of delight.
When the canvas fraysIn the currach of thoughtAnd a stain of oceanBlackens beneath you,May there come across the watersA path of yellow moonlightTo bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,May the clarity of light be yours,May the fluency of the ocean be yours,May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slowWind work these wordsOf love around you,An invisible cloakTo mind your life.
From: “Benedictus: A book of blessings” by John O’Donohue
Please pray for +Jeremy as he prepares to join us and share his preaching gifts.