Sermon: Easter 3, Year A

Sermon: 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A Text: Luke 24:13-35 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I have not had the opportunity, quite regrettably really, to travel the world extensively, to visit exotic places and encounter strange cultures. In a strange reversal of how things…

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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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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: 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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Sermon: Christmas Day, Year A

Sermon: Christmas Day, Year A Text: John 1:1 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. So, we have had all chaos of the Crib and Christingle Service, the beauty and splendour of a full midnight mass, with the bambino placed reverently into the Crib scene and…

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Sermon: Advent Sunday, Year A

Sermon: Advent Sunday, Year A Texts: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:26-44 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen New year. New Church Season. Advent Sunday marks the next phase in the Church’s life. After last week’s triumphant proclamation of Christ the King resplendent in Glory,…

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Sermon: All Saints Day, Year C

Sermon: All Saints Day, Year C Text: Luke 6:20-31 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Euro-Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics German, the lovers Italian and it's all organised by the Swiss. Euro-Hell is where the chefs are…

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Sermon: Ordinary 29, Year C

Sermon: 19th Sunday after Trinity (29th in Ordinary Time), Year C Text: Luke 18:1-8 In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen I'm sure you'll agree that it's been a bit of a rollercoaster week so far, last Tuesday's licensing seems so far away now and in…

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