Category Archives: Grafton Cathedral

The blessing of diversity

First Sunday in Creation TimeChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton6 September 2020 [ video ] Spring has arrived, at least for those of us in the southern half of the world. We can feel and see and hear urge of creation to … Continue reading

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A G*d beyond any words

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton 13th Sunday after Pentecost 30 August 2020  [ video ] This is one of those Sundays when the lectionary offers more than one really attractive pathway for a preacher. In the Old Testament reading we have the classic … Continue reading

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The prophet and the Lebanese mother

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonEleventh Sunday after Pentecost16 August 2020 [ video ] It was the rostered day off for Jesus and his team. They had headed to the coast for a break, near the famous cities of Tyre and Sidon.  … Continue reading

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Dreamy Joe

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonTenth Sunday after Pentecost (A)9 August 2020 [ video ] For our first reading today we have the OT passage about young Joseph. You know, the precocious little guy with the fancy jacket and a fawning father. … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Feast of St Peter & St Paul 28 June 2020   [ video ] Around the year 55 CE Paul wrote the following words near the start of his letter to the rather ‘high maintenance’ Christian … Continue reading

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Hagar the Egyptian

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year A) 21 June 2020 [ video ] Sometimes the lectionary offers us a set of biblical texts that welcome us into a space where we can explore and celebrate the sacred … Continue reading

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A bountiful harvest

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Second Sunday after Pentecost 14 June 2020   [ video ] It is so hard to pass by the iconic story from Genesis 18, when Abraham and Sarah offered hospitality to three strangers only to discover—with … Continue reading

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The eighth day of creation

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Pentecost. Sunday 31 May 2020 [ video ]   Everything begins in chaos Darkness Tohu vabohu, writes the ancient Hebrew poet Formless Empty Immense swirling oceans (the Deep) No light at all from any source Then … Continue reading

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Creating a Network not forming a Crowd

Palm Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 5 April 2020 [ video ]   It is Palm Sunday, a day for crowds. There were crowds in Jerusalem at Passover time 2,000 years ago … There are crowds in Jerusalem for Palm … Continue reading

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Faith community compassion generosity

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A) Grafton Cathedral 22 March 2020 [ video ] The gospel set for today is strangely apt and yet it strikes a chord that spells fear, not hope. Jesus is in Jerusalem and he encounters a … Continue reading

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