Category Archives: Sermons

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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The heart of the good news

Good FridayChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton2 April 2021 [ video ] A week or two back, a colleague and friend from the USA shared with me some reflections on Good Friday and Easter through the lens of the killing of George Floyd, … Continue reading

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The god who rides a donkey

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonPalm Sunday28 March 2021 [ video ] As we celebrate Palm Sunday today, our Jewish friends are observing Passover. To our Jewish neighbours here in Grafton, to our Jewish citizens around the nation, and to all Jews … Continue reading

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Imagining our better selves

Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonLent 1B21 February 2021 [ video ] Here we are early in the 40 days of Lent for 2021. As usual we begin with the Gospel passage about the testing of Jesus. Immediately after his baptism, Jesus … Continue reading

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The God who is yet to be known

Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton7 February 2021 [ video ] During these Sundays between Christmas and Lent—the Epiphany Season—we are invited to reflect on some of the many different ways that G*d is made known to us. We … Continue reading

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Doing religion

Epiphany 2BChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton17 January 2021 [ video ] Doing religion (not just supporting it) In these weeks between Christmas and Ash Wednesday we are in a period called “Epiphany.” It starts on January 6—the fabled Twelfth Day of Christmas— … Continue reading

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