CHRIST CHURCH VIENNA

Christ Church, the Anglican Church in Vienna (Church of England), seeks to be a welcoming and caring church, providing a spiritual home for all generations that respects diversity and invites people from every walk of life to worship God, to grow as Christians in faith and understanding, as well as to participate in God’s mission to the world.

You can learn more about our mission on our About page.

"Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever."

—Collect for Christ the King

A Love Unseen
Join us for this special joint concert -- an evening of jazz, gospel, and worship -- featuring musicians from the Progression Church (Chicago) and the Christ Church Quintet (Vienna, Austria).

FEBRUARY 12, 2022

THE PROGRESSION CHURCH
Pastor Romell Williams, Jr.
10706 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 (Map It)

FREE ADMISSION (donations welcome and will support the church)

The lineup includes: 

VOCALIST
 Torri Gordon (Chicago)
SAXOPHONE Peter Kyriakos (Vienna)
DRUMS Asen Mihaylov (Vienna)
BASS Alex Putz (Vienna)
ORGAN Randy Durr (Chicago)
PIANO Robert S. Kinney (Vienna)

with additional vocals provided by the Progression Church in Chicago.

The title of the concert comes from our theme text:

"In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls."
--1 Peter 1:6-9

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This concert is part of a small US tour that the Christ Church Quintet is doing in February 2022. Other events include a concert at the Anglican Diocese of the Rocky Mountains Synod in Denver on February 8 (also including Torri Gordon).
Reading the Bible: An Introductory Course
Part 2: An Overview for Study
December 18, 2021

In this second part, we look at the significance of getting the Bible right and we briefly explore and overview process for studying it.
Reading the Bible: An Introductory Course
Part 1: The Origin(s) of the Bible
November 27, 2021

This is the first part of our course on Reading the Bible. In it, we ask the question of how we got the Bible we have today.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Our service of Nine Lessons and Carols in 2020, due to pandemic restrictions, was held online. As part of this service, we produced a handful of music videos. Please enjoy and merry Christmas!
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Music: traditional
Lyrics: John Wesley Work, Jr.
Arrangement: Roland Riese / Robert S. Kinney

Performed by: Christ Church Quintet with Carole Alston
 
     
What Child Is This? What Child is This?
Music: traditional / Paul Desmond
Lyrics: William Chatterton Dix

Performed by: Christ Church Quintet with Carole Alston
 
     
Joy to the World Joy to the World
Music: traditional
Lyrics: Isaac Watts

Performed by: Christ Church Quintet with Carole Alston
 
     
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Music: traditional
Arrangement: Chip Davis (1987)

Performed by: Christ Church Quintet
 
     
Stille Nacht Stille Nacht
Music: Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics: Joseph Mohr
Arrangement: Chip Davis (1987)

Performed by: Rosie Evans (clarinet), Keziah Sheldon (cello), Robert S. Kinney (piano)
 
Reading the Bible

READING THE BIBLE
The Bible. God's Word. The Holy Scriptures. The Word of the Lord. The Bible has been, for a very long time, the most popular book in the world and the most important book for Christians. Yet, having been composed thousands of years ago in different ancient cultures and languages, it can feel very strange and distant. Join us in the Church Centre when possible (2.5 G required) or online for a new educational series on reading the Bible. We'll be gathering about one Saturday morning per month to discuss the tools for reading the Bible well, informed by both the academy and Anglican tradition. Each session begins at 10am and will be approximately 60-90 minutes in length.

Schedule:
November 27: Introduction to the Bible: The Origin(s) of the Bible
December 18: How to Study the Bible #1: Overview
January 22: How to Study the Bible #2: Context
February 26: How to Study the Bible #3: Structure
March 19: How to Study the Bible #4: Melodic Line
April 16: How to Study the Bible #5: Gospel 1
*May 28: How to Study the Bible #6: Gospel 2
*June 25: How to Study the Bible #7: Rhetoric and Persuasion

*To be confirmed.
MEDIA
If you missed a session, you might find a video from it here.
Part 1: The Origin(s) of the Bible
Part 1: The Origin(s) of the Bible
This is the first part of our course on Reading the Bible. In it, we ask the question of how we got the Bible we have today.
Part 2: An Overview for Study Part 2: An Overview for Study
In this second part, we look at the significance of getting the Bible right and we briefly explore and overview process for studying it.