Maundy Thursday foot-washing reminds power of its purpose

Mar 24, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: […] Most Christians remember the Last Supper if not day after day, certainly month by month all year round. But we focus on foot-washing only once a year, and rarely is it enacted. It has become more of a metaphorical memorial than a real presence. Perhaps we should...

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Palm Sunday: the Kingdom of God and a new social order

Mar 20, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The Kingdom of God was heralded by the Messiah riding a donkey. By reason and provocation, He urged anyone who would fully accept that Kingdom to enter into its reality. It was not about mythical notions of the nationalism, or of cultic, legalistic or apocalyptic...

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Lenten Meditations: Saturday 19 March

Mar 19, 2016 by

Psalm: am: 137, 144; pm: 42, 43 OT:2 Sm 7:4-5a 12-14a-16 Epistle: Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22 Gospel: Mt 1:16,18-21,24 FIFTH SATURDAY OF LENT – St. Joseph the Worker, Foster Father of Our Lord LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: In the gospel of Matthew, Joseph is depicted as a good man, a working...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 18 March

Mar 18, 2016 by

Psalm: am: 22; pm: 141, 143 OT: Exod 9:13-35 Epistle: 2 Cor 4:1-12 Gospel:  Mark 10:32-45 FIFTH FRIDAY OF LENT: Saint Frigidian, Monk and Bishop, c.588 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: The son of King Ultach of Ulster. He was trained in Irish monasteries and ordained a priest. His learning was...

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Lent Meditations: Thursday 17 March

Mar 17, 2016 by

Psalm: am: 88; pm: 91, 92 OT: Sirach 39: 6-10 Epistle: 2 Tim 4:1-8 Gospel: Mt: 13:24-32 THE FIFTH THURSDAY OF LENT: St. Patrick Bishop & Missionary of Ireland, 461 LITURGICAL THEME OF THE DAY: Saint Patrick, the Apostle of the Irish, was seized from his native Britain by Irish marauders when...

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 16 March

Mar 16, 2016 by

Psalm:  am: 119:121-144; pm: 119-153-end OT: Num 11:10-23 Epistle: Heb 12:3-13 Gospel: John 11:45-end FIFTH WEDNESDAY OF LENT – St. Aristobulus, Bishop of Britain (1st c.) LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Anglicans especially will find it interesting that on the Eastern Calendar is commemorated today...

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