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Lent Resources: West Malaysia reflects from the Psalms to the Foot of the cross

Posted on: February 6, 2018 3:03 PM
The cross at the top of Christ Church, Malacca, the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia. Its current vicar, Jason Selvaraj is also the Area Bishop of Southern Peninsula, wrote one of the reflections in the Diocese of West Malaysia’s At the Foot of the Cross Lent book.
Photo Credit: Gavin Drake

The Diocese of West Malaysia in the Province of South East Asia has produced a series of daily reflections in English and Chinese for use from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Edited by Archdeacon Eddie Ong, At the Foot of the Cross explores the Psalms through a range of contributors, including the Archbishop of South East Asia, clergy and lay leaders from the diocese, and clergy from Sydney in Australia, Lichfield in England, and the former lecturer of Seminari Theoloji Malaysia.

In his foreword, the Archbishop of South East Asia, Bishop Moon Hing, recalls the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with both sadness and happiness. Sadness, because of 500-years of church splits; and happiness, because “it has caused the Church of God to keep the True Faith and return to Scriptural Truth,” he said.

“As we read and use the Lenten Meditation ‘At the Foot of the Cross’, we are encouraged to always go back and keep to Scriptural Truth and True Faith,” he said. “It is so easy to wander and go off tangent error and false belief. We need to keep our focus on The Cross and the Person of Jesus Christ in order to keep in step with
our Lord.

“From the Lenten Meditation, we learn of how the biblical authors of the Psalms are directing our attention to the Lord. They have developed a close relationship with the Lord worshipping and trusting him. Let us do likewise.”

At the Foot of the Cross can be downloaded from the Diocese of West Malaysia’s website in English or Chinese. Please allow time for the pdf files to download.