Category Archives: Sermons

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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We Three Kings

The Feast of the EpiphanyChrist Church Cathedral, Grafton3 January 2021 Matthew’s story An early Christian author, who has become known to us as “Matthew,” was preparing an enlarged edition of the Gospel according to Mark. “Mark” had appeared a couple of … Continue reading

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