God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk….
Welcome to my page!
First, a little bit about my background: I was ordained in 1992 in beautiful Krakow as a Dominican priest. However, soon after that I was called to make my more independent spiritual journey. I needed to leave the safe harbour of the Roman Church, with its particularly Polish flavour. It was not for me. I sailed from Rome to Canterbury passing those who were making their journeys in the opposite direction. I was received into the Church of England in June 1998 and I continue my ministry at St John the Divine, which is a part of Richmond Team Ministry.
In the Anglican context I particularly highly value freedom of theological reflection, the role and responsibility of lay people in parishes, space for various spiritualities and understanding of the Eucharist as a Sacrament that heals us and lifts us up. It is my great joy to be a part of a Church that like Christ – is vulnerable and inclusive. It is great to belong to a community where we respect other Christian denominations and where we may encourage for instance our brothers and sisters to follow their Christians vocations, including a call to the three orders of ministry.
My academic interests are focused on Christian Origins and then formation of Christian Doctrine in the period from the 2nd to the later 3th century CE, particularly in Alexandrian milieu. My research includes various Jewish and Christian intellectual traditions in Alexandria: Philo of Alexandria, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen. I am working on a book: “Leading women to wisdom and immortality: Ptolemaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian and the Gospel of Thomas”. In addition I am learning Sahidic Coptic in order to explore more Christian documents from Egypt in late Antiquity.
Are you interested in reading the Gospel of Mark in Greek and exploring its theology? If so please contact me via my email (see below)
The sporty, important element of my life is my passion for surfing.
More links to my places here: Biarritz: http://www.viewsurf.com/univers/surf/vue/7154-france-aquitaine-anglet-live (France) and more “local” place: West Witterning (West Sussex) http://www.witteringsurfshop.com/index.php?main_page=surf_forecast&zenid=gbs5ee0b4j0m8j2gebogs2r0e4 (UK)
The essential part of my happiness is my wife Sarah, our son Thomas Gabriel and Anna Elizabeth.
If you wish to contanct me, please drop me a line clicking on: Piotr