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Here is a short video reflection for children on Maundy Thursday: and a longer written Holy Week reflection for adults.

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Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she was going to give birth to the Saviour of the world. Nine months from today, it will be Christmas Day!

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A note inserted in our Easter Sunday pew leaflet this morning:

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Recently, I came across an Easter Sermon I preached 13 years ago. It is not the sermon I will preach tomorrow, but it seemed worth re-reading.

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Jesus: My dear ones, in me this day you see all in life that you fear the most. I bear the suffering, injustice and brokenness of the world. I hold the great sorrow of affliction you have brought upon my gift of creation.

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This year’s children’s Good Friday story:

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The cross presents a bleak and painful picture. It is tempting to look away in despair in the face of this darkness. But, when I continue to behold the pain, I find light begins to break through.

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As the sombre observance of Good Friday approaches it is important to reflect on the horrifying reality of the cross which stands at the centre of Christian faith.

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Yesterday in our worship at St. Philip, we received the gift of a luminous Ephiphany sermon from Jungian Analyst Judith Slimmon.
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