The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Popular culture includes notions about “the rapture,” a future event in which Christians will be caught up from the earth into heaven to be spared from the calamities which befall the world as Christ comes again as judge. A plethora of movies and books such as Left...

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

The prayers and readings of today’s liturgy come together in the theme of the Good Shepherd. Each liturgical season– Advent, Lent, Easter’s 50 days, the time after Pentecost — returns again and again to Jesus under his this image. The wise and gentle...
April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022

The Church that we are lives forever with a painful paradox. On the Lord’s day we “proclaim God’s word and bear witness to Jesus” (Revelation 1: 9). “One like a son of man” touches us at this liturgy and tells us: “there is nothing to fear. I am the first and...
Third Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent

The gospel reading for this Sunday raises difficult questions around repentance and judgement. Anyone who has any knowledge of the Bible at all will be aware that it is populated from beginning to end by bad characters who are pressed into God’s service to do great...
Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent

The Jews called Abraham their father because they spring from him. The Muslims who venerate him equally called him “the friend”, friend to God and because of his defence of his nephew Lot and his hospitality to the three visitors at Mamre, friend to man. We Christians...