Mary’s Sorrow Turned To Joy

Heartsore and cried out that was how the day started. The box of spices to honour his broken body felt like a heavy load as I slipped out the house before the first rays of dawn had warmed the streets. In the distance I could hear the guard speaking softly round their crackling fire. I…

Are you ready?

Tomorrow’s dawn sees that last day of unending joy.  With the the Holy Spirit’s arrival at Pentecost the liturgical season turns away from Easter,  Away from the rising of the Son of God to the sending of the Spirit and her empowering so that Jesus’ message, of love and hope and peace is spread to the ends…

What If?

Were you wondering what happened, well this is what I ended up saying. Not until we had gone right past the usual sermon slot, right past the Eucharist and even the blessing.  Then when they thought they were going to get to sing Thine be the Glory I stood there and asked.  What if? What…

Alleluia?

As I type this it is 11pm with a dawn service at 7am, I also currently have no sermon for 10:30am and rather than writing a sermon I find myself here blogging, why? Well I find I have nothing to say for an Easter sermon, no that isn’t quite right, I have nothing new, nothing as…

Unremitting Joy – 49

The season is nearly over however the Easter Eucharistic Prayer is still resounding and I return to it for our penultimate picture.  … Changed the women’s sorrow into joy. SEC Eucharistic Prayer This line follows on from the line used for the very first of these pictures ‘… glory broke from the tomb…’.  Have we…

Unremitting Joy – 48

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred and twenty people) and said, ‘Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus—for he was numbered among us and was allotted his…

Unremitting Joy – 47

I turn again to the SEC Eucharistic Prayer for today’s picture. It would appear that just about every time Jesus appeared to someone he reminded them of what he had said and promised before his Passion and Crucifixtion, then they hadn’t understood, now slowly over these 50 days more and more people were growing in…