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Address for Whitsun by Revd Tom Ravetz

Whitsun Address

Tom Ravetz

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

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Contemplation on the Whitsun Gospel by Revd Bastiaan Baan

In the middle of the Gospel of St. John, in the middle of the long final conversations of Christ with His disciples, there is an enigmatic sentence. What does He mean with these words?

“Rise, let us go hence.” (John 14:31)

Thereafter, as if this sentence had never been spoken, the river of words flows on until finally the moment has come when He does indeed rise, and goes together with his disciples to Gethsemane, the place of treason.…

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Whitsun homily by Revd Peter van Breda

When we observe the seven candles burning at the altar we are reminded of the twelve tongues of fire that appeared and rested on the heads of the disciples and women on this day 2,000years ago.

The inner nature and gesture of the ever-upward striving flame is the same for each candle. Each candle though burns and radiates its own flaming light, each candle is we can see different.…

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Sermon for Ascension by Aaron Mirkin

‘He lives in earthly being, transfiguring earthly with heavenly being.’

Dear Community of Christians,
Dear lovers of life, and wrestlers with Earth existence,

We know we cannot go back to Paradise, to our original unity with the Heavens. We would deny the freedom and consciousness that we have won along the rocky road of so many
incarnations; and yet what lies before us as the hard and finished sense world appears so impenetrable to our gaze.…

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