Category Archives: Sermons

The God who subverts

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Epiphany 6C 17 February 2019   [ video ] We really should have expected this from a god who gets himself born to an unwed mother. “Blessed are you who are poor … woe to you … Continue reading

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The God who calls

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Epiphany 5C 10 February 2019   [ video ] Sometimes the readings that are served up by the lectionary are a bit sparse when it comes to offering stimulus material for a sermon. But this week we … Continue reading

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Colonies of grace and communities of reconciliation

Epiphany 3C / Australia Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 27 January 2019   [ video ] At first glance those readings do not have much to do with Australia Day. Of course, they were not chosen for their relevance to … Continue reading

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800 bottles of your best wine, please

Epiphany 2C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 20 January 2019   [ video ] All around the world today, the Gospel reading in all the mainline churches today will be that story we have just heard: Jesus turning water into wine … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord

Christ Church Cathedral Baptism of the Lord 13 January 2019   [ video ] Slowly Christmas is receding into the distance behind us. The last couple of weeks have been a little like driving down the highway and seeing the … Continue reading

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We three kings and then some

Epiphany Christ Church Cathedral 6 January 2018   [ video ] Here we are on the twelfth day of Christmas in the West, while tonight our friends in the Middle East begin their Christmas celebrations. Antiochene Christians, Copts, Greek Orthodox, … Continue reading

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Emmanuel

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Christmas Eve 24 December 2018   [ video ] Well, here we are … In the middle of the night—when we should all be tucked up in bed—we are sitting in the Cathedral and celebrating the … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord always

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Advent 3 (C) 16 December 2018   [video] As we know, each week during Advent has a particular thematic focus. As we make our way through these four Sundays prior to Christmas this year we are … Continue reading

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Hope, not fear

Advent Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 2 December 2018 [video] Here we are on the threshold of a new year of witness and service. It is Advent Sunday, and Christmas is just around the corner. Between now and then we … Continue reading

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The precious in-between time

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Admission of Children to Holy Communion 18 November 2018   In our first reading this morning we heard the opening scene of an ancient set of stories about Samuel, one of the great figures in the … Continue reading

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