Reflection for Easter Sunday

Reflection for Easter Sunday

Alleluia – Christ is risen: He is risen indeed, Alleluia! The four gospels have four different accounts of the Resurrection – four different ways of describing some of what happened would be a more accurate way to word it. Mark, which is almost certainly the earliest...
Reflection for Easter Sunday

Reflection for March 23rd

A National Day of Remembrance – A Reflection Today we are asked to remember, remember all who have died in this past year – particularly those who have died from the corona-virus and its impact. The numbers in this country alone are huge, but each one is a person...
Reflection for Easter Sunday

Reflection for March 21st

Dates and Time March 25th is Lady Day. It has a strange twinning – for the church, it is the celebration of the Annunciation – the visit of the angel Gabriel to Mary announcing that she would have a baby and he would be Jesus; for the English, it was a “Quarter...
Reflection for Easter Sunday

Reflection for March 7th

Reflection on the Gospel Reading – John 2: 13-22 In John’s Gospel the clearing / cleansing of the Temple is put near the beginning of the gospel, whereas in the other gospels it happens in the final week of Jesus’ life, as Jesus enters Jerusalem. In John’s Gospel it...
Reflection for Easter Sunday

Reflection for February 21st

If you are listening to Morning Prayer through Lent you will know that the Old Testament readings are from Jeremiah. These “prophecies”, these proclamations, speeches, sermons, whatever we try and call them, are grouped together with very little narrative to join...
Reflection for Easter Sunday

Reflection for January 31st

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple Forty days after birth, Jesus is brought by his parents to the temple, as the Law required. The 40 days falls on Feb 2nd, traditionally known as Candlemas, but we remember and celebrate this event this Sunday. Only Luke records...