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The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

12 June 2022

The doctrine of the Trinity was only clearly defined at the Councils of Nicaea in 325 and Constantinople in 381. Though references are made in both the Old and New Testaments, it sees to have…

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

5 June 2022

It is of course impossible to describe the Holy Spirit. Images such as dove, symbolising peace and gentleness, wind, power and tongues of fire, passion and eloquence are used, but such terms are…

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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

29 May 2022

The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven is only recorded in Mark (the longer version) and Luke. The event is mentioned only briefly in both. Perhaps this was because Jesus had already bade farewell…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

22 May 2022

At the end of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus commanded his apostles to “go make disciples of all nations...” (Matthew 28:19-20) The Jewish people had been the first to hear the word of God, and the Good…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

15 May 2022

The readings for this Sunday blend together to bring messages of hope. Paul and Barnabas spoke words of encouragement to their convert listeners. “We all have to experience many hardships,” they…

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

8 May 2022

There are may images used to describe Jesus. The Apocalypse depicts him as "a lamb standing as though it had been slaughtered" (Apoc. 5:6). Lambs were sacrificial offerings for sin, so Jesus takes…

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter

1 May 2022

The last chapter of St John’s gospel would appear to be an addition, since chapter 20 seems to have been the original ending. It is possible that the author found more material to add or that he…

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter

24 April 2022

In today’s readings we have two revelations of the risen Lord. Today and for the next few Sundays, the second reading comes from the Book of the Apocalypse. This was written by someone called John…

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

17 April 2022

Someone wrote recently about his fear of death and his certainty that all that would happen to him would that he would be buried in a hole in the ground, where he would remain. For Christians…

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

10 April 2022

At Sunday’s liturgy, we read of two processions. The first is Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem; the second is his journey to the cross.
 
“Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion!…

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