Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Easter Vigil

Last night we laid many stones at the foot of the cross. Tonight I want to think again about another stone. Sometimes in the gospels, there is a single detail that tells the whole story. In the Easter story it … Continue reading

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Easter Day – John 20:1-18

On Friday night we thought about how John prepares his readers, throughout his gospel, to understand the significance of Jesus’ crucifixion and death. But John’s story does not end there. Mark’s Gospel has one account of the empty tomb and … Continue reading

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Good Friday – The Passion according to John

Each of the four Gospels tells the story of Jesus’ death and crucifixion, but in each different themes come to the fore. Four themes are key to John’s telling of the story. First is Jesus the Lamb of God. In … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday – John 13:1-17, 31b-35

At the chrism Eucharist this morning Archbishop Richard told a story which really struck me. Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant German theologian and philosopher who felt God call him to work as a missionary doctor in Africa. He became a … Continue reading

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Wednesday in Holy Week – Mark 15:1-11

The cross has become for us today a fashion accessory, a piece of jewellery, often a symbol without a meaning. Someone once remarked that if you want to wear a cross as an earring, it might be a good idea … Continue reading

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