The Resurrection is the ultimate revelation: only in Jesus has God appeared

Apr 21, 2019 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ; the fulfilment of human destiny. There is a hope beyond death which answers man’s eternal question about himself and the end of the world. Faith lives from Easter: God is in Jesus; he is divine; he is Lord. Death is not the end. And if death is not the end, there is more to life, because life is eternal. Today is the beginning of the new creation of the world: a history of sin and separation has been overtaken with seeing,...

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Easter Sunday – Feast of the Resurrection

Apr 21, 2019 by

  April 21 am: 148, 149,150 pm: 113, 114 am: Exod 12:1-14 pm: Isa 51:9-11 Colossians 3:1-4 am: John 1:1-18 pm: John 20:19-23 EASTER SUNDAY – Feast of the Resurrection  LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: One of the great hymns of Easter is the anthem by Richard Hillert entitled the Festival Canticle but better known as “This is the feast of victory of our God. Alleluia!” The words of that hymn beautifully tell of the struggles, hopes and desires we have which have found their ultimate meaning...

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Easter is a message of hope for the penitent, not for those who pronounce themselves innocent

Apr 16, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. There is something about the idea of “no-fault divorce” which goes beyond the issue of how to regulate marriage and family in the 21st century. It can also be seen as an illustration of psychological and spiritual self-management in a post Christian culture. The argument which has won the day goes like this: few people nowadays believe that marriages should last forever; in reality relationships have a life span which when ended should allow people to...

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EASTER OCTAVE, DAY TWO: “Finished”

Apr 15, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican; “Finished!” I preached this meditation on Good Friday 1973 in my first parish. We are told that just before Jesus died, he uttered a loud cry. The Gospels are not in total agreement as to what this last cry was, but John, who was the closest witness, reports Jesus’ final cry – it is a single word – “Finished!” (John 19:30). “Finished.” In this simple word we have the key to the history of the world, we have the key to who Jesus is; we have the key to who...

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In what sense was Jesus’ resurrection ‘bodily’?

Jan 20, 2019 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: There was some brouhaha last week when it was announced that Dr John Shepherd, retired Dean of St. George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, was appointed interim director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. The role includes being the Envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the See of Rome, but it was pointed out that Dr Shepherd is on record as urging Christians to move beyond belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus, in order to see it as a spiritual reality. The...

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BBC’s religion editor Martin Bashir: Why Christianity is still relevant this Easter

Apr 2, 2018 by

from Radio Times: If Christmas is now a secular celebration – described by one newspaper as a season marked by “buying, boozing and bonking” – then what do we make of Easter? Is Holy Week more about chocolate eggs than the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ? And since the latest British Social Attitudes survey says that more than half (53 per cent) of the British public now describe themselves as having “no religion”, isn’t it time to consign these Christian festivals to history? Should we accept the...

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