Living in Maroubra Australia, Pastor,intrigued with the Concepts of other times, Carer for my wife Jessica. Simple web designer and Administrator; photographer, artist and theologian.
Additionally Since the age of 17 I live with uncontrollable Epilepsy and Bipolar Affective Disorder with some Psychotic episodes, for the past 4 years, at least I have been bipolar depressed with no real excitement, periodic bouts of paranoia and other yuck.
Community Church (sometimes stylized OnNuRi Community Church, abbreviated OCC, also called Onnuri, Onnuri Church, and Onnuri Presbyterian Church) is a local church in Seoul, South Korea that was founded by Yong Jo Hah, who died at the age of 65 on August 2, 2011 pastor . He planted Onnuri Church in 1985 with 12 families with a vision of stirring a vision similar to the Book of Acts. The main church building and administration housing cost millions of dollars to build and are located in Yongsan District. Onnuri is one of approximately 25 megachurches in Korea, and is an emerging church, engaging in postmodern modes of evangelism, organizational structure, and leadership. The church was founded in 1986. Onnuri took on much of Handong Global University‘s debt in the mid-1990s when the university was experiencing financial distress. Onnuri is one of Korea’s largest Presbyterian churches. Onnuri occupies five different church buildings spread out over Seoul, encompassing congregations speaking ten different languages. Onnuri English Ministry, spread out over three different church buildings, is the largest English-language Presbyterian ministry in Korea, employing seven part-time pastors and four full-time pastors. The church’s first evangelism conference was held in 2003. By 2006, 46,000 adults were registered church members, 41,500 of which were in regular attendance of Sunday church services.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2018. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/. [Accessed 04 July 2018].
About Sydney Onnuri Church
I haven’t managed to dig up much about the church, as in building here. There are other congregations in the Sydney and suburbs. It’s prime Ministry is to Korean Christians. Another movement, Heartbeat has joined Onnuri as an independent entity to provide a Ministry to Australian, English speaking Koreans. https://heartbeat.church
I wanted to provide some information about this interesting but not quite the water park is ought to be. I found the photo below care of Google earth, in a Real Estate Ad. 25 Grevillea Crescent Lidcombe. Between us, Jessica and I surmise it is a re-oxegeniser for the water in the adjacent Golf Course – Carnarvon.
Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance, and considerable natural and built beauty.
With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world.
Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people.
Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.
About Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust..[ Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust. 2018. Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.rookwoodcemetery.com.au/. [Accessed 03 July 2018].]
Jessica has managed to find her Father’s marker in here, he held a Victoria Cross and so there are plaques for him everywhere though he was cremated at Pine Grove.
While I was lost the other day I found the War Cremation Memorials, in section F but I believe it was the wrong F, so I didn’t find the marker.
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2018. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/. [Accessed 03 July 2018].
Out and about exploring, being so close to Olympic Park, only one stop away from Lidcombe station and never having been there we set off to explore. Reaching Australia avenue we chose to go to our left and walked towards Wentworth Common . On our way we came across the Old Brick works which has now become a Ring Walk and habitat for endangered Frog specie. Example- the Bell frog.
In a time when building a house meant plenty of brick, mortar and asbestos as opposed to 100% pure cladding, a housing boom meant it was time to get digging. The State Brickworks at Homebush was established by the NSW Government in 1911 to (publicly) provide for the demand for public housing and (privately) to shatter the stranglehold private owners had on the brickmaking industry, because no one makes money without the NSW Government getting a piece of the action. This greedy plan backfired at the onset of the Great Depression, when demand plummeted and the site started operating at a major loss. Ironically, it was sold to a private firm in 1936, and closed soon after. https://pastlivesofthenearfuture.com/2012/06/14/nsw-state-brickworksbrickpit-ring-walk-homebush-nsw/
We took many more photos that day which I shall load to my Facebook.
All together we spent most of our day there, just wandering around until we found a way to cross the road to the other side.
Jessica and I were getting on each others nerves, some silly forgotten argument after which in her words, I went off in a “huff”.
I huffed off for an explore of the Cemetery to see if there were any really interesting graves of people seemingly interesting. I found a Churches of the East or perhaps a Copt buried among the Catholics with a Bible in Arabic on his tomb.
I found the little garden, or one of them for deceased children and the ‘still born. ‘ There were not so many interesting old graves, mainly because they were ill-kempt, possible without anyone to remember them. Others were collapsing into the tombs or coffins.
There were crows cawing over the graves because they can smell the dead which gave me the shudders.
I had an interesting time, finding myself lost when I photographed the Catholic Crematorium twice and passed the Muslim section twice. I think I roamed about for two hours, nary a person around. I found a youth who gave me directions but I was pulled off the trail into beautiful little gardens.
I tarried a while in the Muslim Section 7 noticing all the flowers and thinking that that might be an Innovation. Their graves are under grassy banks and do not protrude above the earth nor are there Mausoleums. There is what I shall call a Mosqette within the area where I presume rites for the dead are said. They were feet away from the Society of Friends.
The most numerous graves belong to Anglicans, next Roman Catholics, then the Independent Trust. The Jewish Section is very small, the Uniting Church, in its former elements of medium density with a Wesleyan off in a corner. There is a Greek Orthodox chapel which I was quite taken with and took a couple of photos.