Category Archives: Sermons

What did the blind men see?

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonPentecost 22B24 October 2021 [ video ] Not seeing the forest for the trees Sometimes we are so captivated by the details in front of us that we do not notice the large reality of which that … Continue reading

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Awesome discipleship

Pentecost 21BChrist Church Cathedral Grafton17 October 2021 [ video ] This morning we were to baptise two children, but sadly COVID restrictions of one kind or another have meant that both families had to postpone the Baptisms to a later … Continue reading

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Creation matters

Christ Church Cathedral GraftonCreation Time 1: Earth 5 September 2021 [ video ] Season of Creation What were you doing in 1989? On 1 September that year, Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed that date as a day of special prayers … Continue reading

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Why pray

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonPentecost 13B22 August 2021 [ video ] This seems like a good day to talk about prayer … Prayer is always an important topic: relates to PRAXIS and not THEORY touches on how faith is done outside … Continue reading

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Religion as wisdom quest

Dormition of our LadyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton15 August 2021 [ video ] Mary, Mother of the Lord Our liturgical headline this Sunday is the feast day to commemorate the death of Mary, mother of our Lord. For Christians in the … Continue reading

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Antipas wants to meet Jesus

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton12 July 2021 [ video ] This week we have another biblical curve ball served up the lectionary committee. Thanks, guys! In both the first reading from 2 Samuel 6 and the … Continue reading

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When the light comes

Festival of the Coming of the LightChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton4 July 2021 [ video ] Around the country today, Anglicans are joining the celebrations to mark 150 years since the first contact between Christianity and the people of the Torres … Continue reading

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In the eye of the beholder

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonThird Sunday after Pentecost13 June 2021 [ video ] We are told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Actually many different forms of value very much depend on the observer: what seems useful, pleasing … Continue reading

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Keeping Jesus quiet

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonSecond Sunday after Pentecost 6 June 2021 [ video ] This is the Year of Mark in our three-year cycle of readings, but it has been a while since we had a Gospel reading from Mark. More … Continue reading

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True vine, authentic holiness

Fifth Sunday of EasterChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton2 May 2021 [ video ] We are now very much in the second half of the Great Fifty Days of Easter; that “week of weeks” which stretches from Easter to Pentecost. Over the … Continue reading

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