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Good Friday Reflection

  Psalm 221-21; Mark 14.53- 15 end.   Today we reach the conclusion of the Holy Week story; perhaps the inevitable conclusion.   We have heard how Jesus rode into Jerusalem, riding on a beast of burden, fulfilling the prophesy … Continue reading

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Essentials of Prayer

(Psalm 84, 1-7; Luke 18, 9-14)   Imagine the scene. It is either dawn or mid-afternoon and the sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people of Israel is being offered in the Temple in Jerusalem. As the proper … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas?

  (John 20, 19-31. Easter 2, Yr C) How do you feel about the apostle Thomas, whose story we have just heard from the Gospel according to John? Do you identify with him? Or do you condemn him, as the … Continue reading

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Facing the Fox

  Sermon for Lent 2. Year C. Genesis 15, 1-12, 17-18; Luke 13, 31-35   Our garden backs onto woodland, so it is visited by a variety of wildlife, including foxes. We did have anxieties about the foxes, especially when … Continue reading

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What do you want me to do for you?

(Proper 25. Yr B. Jer.31, 7-9; Mark 10, 46-52) “What do you want me to do for you?” The question which Jesus asks of the blind beggar, Bartimeus; Bartimeus asks to be allowed to see again. Just before this incident, … Continue reading

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The Resurrection

(Acts 3, 12-19; Luke 24, 36-48)   Around Easter time, some of the newspapers remember it’s actually a Christian festival, and run a story which relates to faith or the Church. Several years ago, on Good Friday, The Times reported … Continue reading

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Good Friday

(Passion Gospel)   Today we reach the conclusion of the Holy Week story; perhaps the inevitable conclusion. We have heard how Jesus rode into Jerusalem, riding on a beast of burden, fulfilling the prophesy of Zechariah of a ruler who … Continue reading

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