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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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Homily for Ascension Day, 21st May, 2020 by Revd Peter van Breda

Dear Friends,

Through the Ascension deed of Christ, the Earth and Mankind, who were for long cycles of time separated from the divine worlds are once again re-united. Christ has taken us with him and raised us up into the world of the Father, into the heart of the world of spirit, but also into the visible elevated realm of the clouds.…

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Sermon on John 14 by Revd Bill Boyd

Gospel Reading: John 14
Dear Christian Community,

Words, phrases, sentences either stay with us or are soon forgotten, no matter what their nature. Some we retain, others we let go. Words spoken in anger or contempt may strike root and we discover that the speaker feels shame when reminded of them. Such words are like weeds which need to be uprooted from our heart and thrown on the soul’s compost heap.…

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The Red and the Green – Luke Barr

At Easter, the altar frontal is red. The chasuble, which the priest wears is red and green. You will recall that the chasuble has something like a figure 8 on the front, and an elongated U-shape on the back. The chasuble is predominately red; the edges and the shapes are green.

At this time of year, the green in nature is astounding.…

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Letter from Siobhán Porter to her Congregations

Re-posted with permission.

Dear Congregations,
I feel very lucky to have a found a great reason to tell stories, to children who are prepared to listen!
We all surely have had this great experience at one time or another, and in these stories we learn, time and again, about truth, that it is hidden in the stories, we learn it through the stories as children, and as adults when we tell them we can have a lovely reminder of the way truth works in us and in the world.
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Sermon on John 16 by Revd Peter Holman

Dear Christian Community,

Some of the Easter appearances of Christ to the disciples took place outdoors, some

indoors. In all instances they were characterised by warm and powerful fellowship.

The Risen One granted them experiences so deep, so intense, so convincing, that they

would for ever know that being with Him, walking with Him, was the purpose and

meaning of their lives.…

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Sermon for the third Sunday of Easter – Community in Isolation

Dear Community of Christians,
Dear Community of united thoughts and feelings and intentions,

In the current milieu one can observe how all forms of community life around the whole Earth are being restricted. This unprecedented situation surely has profound consequences for the soul life of all Humanity. What is community if people can’t meet in the same space? Where is the quickening conversation?…

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