Harp of the South
An Occasional Journal of Orthodox Faith and Life
Harp of the South began in 2010, and has suffered a few lapses in production. But the aim now is to produce it at least three times a year. The aim is to publish material that will be edifying, thought provoking and help deepen understanding of the Orthodox Faith.
Harp of the South is free. You are welcome to read and share the copies available below.
Coincidentally, the name of our magazine recalls the famous 1948 novel by the late Ruth Park, The Harp in the South, which portrays the life of a Roman Catholic, Irish-Australian, family of battlers.
In both titles the ‘harp’ evokes Ireland, and in the case of the Mission, is intended to remind us of what a great work God did through our holy patron, Saint Patrick, in converting the wild, pagan Irish. It is our prayer that God, in His mercy, may pour out some measure of the same grace on our Mission. Further, in Holy Scripture, the harp is an instrument of praise, used to sing of God’s great deeds, and intimately associated with the king and prophet David and the book of Psalms. The ‘South’ speaks to us of Australia, and in particular, the State of South Australia in which we live. In a State founded by religious ‘dissenters’, the Mission stands with other local Orthodox churches in the Faith faithfully received and delivered by the Church since the day of Pentecost.
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