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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 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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Sermon on John 16 for Sunday, 10th May

I have recorded a sermon on the gospel reading for Sunday, 10th May. The transcript is below.

 Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 

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