Miracles
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Miracles

4th Sunday After Trinity, 23 June Readings: Job 38. 1-11; 2 Cor. 6. 1-13; Mark 4. 35-end Theme: Miracles How should we understand miracles? Whether we are reading the Old or the New Testaments we are faced by a series of miraculous events that challenge us to form a view of what we are reading....

The Mustard Seed
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The Mustard Seed

Sunday 16 June 3rd After Trinity Readings: Ez. 17. 22-end; 2 Cor. 5. 6-17; Mk. 4. 26-34 Theme: The Mustard Seed Over the coming weeks of ordinary time, we will be reading the gospel of Mark and so today, I would like to mention a few of the key characteristics of this gospel. The first...

Family Life
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Family Life

9 June, Second after Trinity Readings: Gn. 3. 8-15; 2 Cor. 4. 13-5.1; Mk. 3. 20-end. Theme: Family Life The reflections on family life in the Bible are somewhat complex. On the one hand it is praised to the utmost and on the other, loyalty to it is sometimes seen as compromising one’s loyalty to...

The Sabbath
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The Sabbath

2nd June, First Sunday after Trinity Readings: Deut. 5. 12-15; 2 Cor. 4. 5-12; Mk. 2. 13-3.6 Theme: The Sabbath At this time, we return to what the church calls ‘ordinary time’ in the calendar of our liturgical year. It is a time, when we are not preparing for the great feasts of Easter or...

The Trinity
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The Trinity

Trinity Sunday: 26 May 2024 Readings: Isa. 6. 1-8; Rom. 8. 12-17; Jn. 3. 1-17 Theme: The Trinity Trinity Sunday, as we celebrate it today, recapitulates the journey that we have been on during the year. It is the moment in the life of the church, when we stand back and consider the big picture,...

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...