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Marana tha

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonAdvent Sunday29 November 2020 [ video ] Well, here we are: Advent Sunday 2020. A new church year has begun, and what a train wreck the last year has been!  We get to beat most people to … Continue reading

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The Great Feast

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonPentecost 19A11 October 2020 [ video ] The Table of the Lord The Table is at the centre of our faith. It is great symbol of who we are and how we become who we are. This … Continue reading

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We are not alone

… to be fully alive is to appreciate our place within the web of life in all its diversity …

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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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It’s complicated

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonPentecost 8A26 July 2020 [ video ] Another Sunday and another text that portrays women as reproductive pawns in the game of life played by men. In this case we have a powerful old man (Laban) trading … 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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