The Christian Community in Melbourne


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Rev. Cheryl Nekvapil
0458 124 088

(03) 9029 2769

ADDRESS319 Auburn Road, Hawthorn 3122

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Latest Updates

Regular Communion Services: “The Act of Consecration of Man”

10am Sundays and Wednesdays

7:30am 2nd and 4th Fridays

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services:

Communion at 10am daily from Palm Sunday 14th April – Easter Sunday 21st April

Regular study groups:

11:30am Wednesdays: Rudolf Steiner’s “According to Luke” studying the Luke Gospel.

8:45am every second and fourth Friday: Christian Community Orientation Course

10am every second Friday: Death and Dying study and sharing group

Rie and Steiner inspired playgroup Mondays 2019 (starting end of February):

10am – 11:30am for more info, please contact Veronika 0430 943 131

Uriel talks: third Saturday of the month

3-5pm Saturday 20th April: Danaë Killian: The Harrowing of Hell

In the Christian liturgical calendar, Holy Saturday commemorates the Harrowing of Hell — the descent of Christ, between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, to the Underworld to free the souls of the dead. The Greek story of Orpheus journeying to Hades in quest of his lost Eurydice foreshadows the Christian mystery. Orpheus was a musician, and it was with music that he sought to overcome death. However, Danaë Killian will not attempt by way of her piano recital to imaginatively illustrate the story of Orpheus playing his lyre in the Underworld. Instead, she will address her enquiry foremost to Eurydice’s being and substance: Who, or what, is Eurydice? Why is her death significant? Why is Eurydice precious to both Orpheus and Hades? Where might we find Eurydice now? What does she mean for music? What does she mean for knowledge? In allusory facets and outlines, Danaë Killian’s selection of musical compositions offers an exploration of these questions — free-flowing questions which invite the differentiated, non-verbal responsiveness of the musical element. Nevertheless, with its focus on complex new music written by living, local composers, the overall gesture of Danaë Killian’s lecture-recital turns somewhat away from the Orpheus legend’s familiarly dreamy romantic contours. Her approach to Eurydice, as well as her approach to pianism, finds articulation through the modern spiritual-scientific epistemology of Rudolf Steiner, which has the task of making what is esoteric or hidden—such as the mysterious being of Eurydice sojourning in Hades—freely open to the understanding of human thinking