Pentecost
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Pentecost

Pentecost: 19 May 2024 Readings: Acts 2. 1-21; Rms. 8. 22-27; Jn. 15. 26-27; 16. 4b-15 Theme: Pentecost This great feast of the sending of the Holy Spirit has its roots in the ancient Jewish harvest festival of Weeks. The harvest festival followed fifty days of celebration, hence the name ‘Pentecost’ which is Greek for...

He Ascended into Heaven
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He Ascended into Heaven

12 May Easter 7: Ascension Readings: Acts 1. 1-11; Eph. 1. 15-23; Lk. 24. 44-52 Theme: He ascended into Heaven. Today we are celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven. It is a major feast in the church (even a public holiday in Germany which was hard fought for by the...

The Inclusion of the Other
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The Inclusion of the Other

Easter 6, 5 May 2024 Readings: Acts 10. 44-end; 1 Jn. 5. 1-6; Jn. 15. 9-17 Theme: The Inclusion of the Other One of the central themes of the western democratic world in recent times is that of inclusion. Whether this be including women at all levels of society and church, including people of colour...

The Grace of the Resurrection
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The Grace of the Resurrection

Easter 5, 28 April Readings: Acts 8. 26-end; 1 Jn. 4. 7-end; Jn. 15. 1-8 Theme: The Grace of the Resurrection. Our passage from the Acts of the Apostles today continues the themes that we have been exploring over the Easter weeks. As I mentioned previously, all the movement of the Acts of the Apostles...

The Other Sheep
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The Other Sheep

4th Sunday of Easter 21 April Readings: Acts 4. 5-12; 1 Jn. 3. 16-end; Jn. 10. 11-18 Theme: The Other Sheep As I mentioned on Easter Sunday, I would like to dedicate these seven weeks that the church allots to the season of Easter for considering the meaning of the Resurrection according to a different...

The Acts of the Apostles
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The Acts of the Apostles

3rd Sunday of Easter 14th April Readings: Acts 3. 12-19; 1 Jn. 3. 1-7; Lk. 24. 36b-48 Theme: The Acts of the Apostles Over the next weeks until Pentecost, we will be reading the Acts of the Apostles as our first reading and so I thought that I would use this sermon to introduce this...

The Resurrection
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The Resurrection

Easter Sunday March 31 2024 Readings: Is. 25. 6-9; Acts 10. 34-43; Jn. 20. 1-18 Theme: “The Resurrection is Revelation”: Αποκαλύπτω = (R=⨜ws Δa^2) (R= Revelation; ⨜= integral of; W= Word; S= Sacrament; Δ=Transformation; a^2=absence 1 x absence 2) A very happy Easter 2024 to you all. The feast of the Resurrection of the Lord,...

Palm Sunday
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Palm Sunday

24 March Palm Sunday Opening Reading: Jn. 12. 12-16 Liturgy of the Word: Is. 50. 4-9a; Philippians 2. 5-11; Mk. 15. 1-39 40-end Theme: Palm Sunday Today marks the start of Holy Week. That time in the church’s year when we remember the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord. Palm Sunday is a pivotal...

The Priesthood of Christ
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The Priesthood of Christ

Fifth Sunday of Lent 17 March 2024 Readings: Jer. 31. 31-34; Heb. 5. 5-10; Jn. 12. 20-33 Theme: The Priesthood of Christ Today we begin Passiontide. The time which prepares us to enter Holy Week, the celebration of the Passion and death of Our Lord. It is a most solemn time that we now enter...

Mary, Mother of God
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Mary, Mother of God

Mothering Sunday 4th Sunday of Lent 10 March 2024 Readings: 1 Sam. 1. 20-28; Ps. 34. 11-20; John 19. 25b-27 Theme: Mary, Mother of God I can’t help but think of our dear parishioner Anne Gibbs, who died in November last year, when I hear our first reading today from 1 Samuel. This is the...