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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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Sermon: Lent 3, Year A

Sermon: Lent 3, Year A Text: John 4:5-42 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. At a time of year when we have just had snow, hail, frost and cold, it seems a little odd to remind you of times of drought, but knowing the competence […]

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Sermon: Ordinary 4, Year A

Sermon: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: Matthew 5:1-11 “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.” In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two babies were sat in their cribs, when one baby shouted to the other, “Are you a […]

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Sermon: Ordinary 3, Year A

Sermon: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: Matthew 4:12-25 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Difficult question: What drew you to church today? What was it that caused you to get out of bed on your day off, go to the trouble of […]

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Sermon: Ordinary 2, Year A

Sermon: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: John 1:29-34 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen “This is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” John the Baptist uses the metaphor of the Lamb of God. It is an odd […]

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Sermon: Ordinary 2, Year A

Sermon: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: John 1:29-34 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen “This is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” John the Baptist uses the metaphor of the Lamb of God. It is an odd […]

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