Archives March 20, 2005

Sermon: Holy Week, 2005

Philippians 2:5-11 ”He emptied himself” (v7) These six verses known as the Kenotic Hymn contain some of the most profound theology ever written, alongside the prologue of the Gospel of John. Both are philosophical examinations of the nature of Christ, both speak of the pre-existence of Christ and the wonder of his incarnation. Kenosis (ekenosen) […]

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Sermons: Triduum 2005

Sermon: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 2005 “Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus, until you come in glory” In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen As this sermon appears so uncommonly early in the liturgy of […]

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Sermon: Lent 4, Year A

Sermon: Lent 4, Year A Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. You can see the change already in Church. The fifth Sunday marks the beginning of Passiontide: the ikons and crosses are shrouded, the banners put away. There […]

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Sermon: Lent 4, Year A

Sermon: Lent 4, Year A Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. You can see the change already in Church. The fifth Sunday marks the beginning of Passiontide: the ikons and crosses are shrouded, the banners put away. There […]

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Sermon: Lent 4, Year A

Sermon: Lent 4, Year A Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 There is a scene in the movie Return of the King, based on the third volume of J.R.R. Tolkien’s saga The Lord of the Rings, where Aragorn gives dead soldiers who deserted their king a chance to regain their honour and be restored […]

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Sermon: Mothering Sunday, Year A

Sermon, 5 March 2005 Based on a thought for the day by the Revd Dr Giles Fraser Perhaps the best known philosophical sound bite is Rene Descartes’ ‘Cogito ergo sum’, ‘I think therefore I am’. What Descartes was trying to do was find some form of knowledge that it’s absolutely impossible to doubt. We can […]

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