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Sermons on Epiphany

Observed on January 6th, the Epiphany celebration remembers the three miracles that manifest the divinity of Christ. The name “Epiphany” comes from the Greek word Epiphania, and means “to show, make known, or reveal.” The celebration originated in the Eastern Church in AD 361, beginning as a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Later, additional meanings were added – the visit of the three Magi, Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle at the wedding in Cana. These three events are central to the definition of Epiphany, and its meaning is drawn from these occurrences.

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The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

                                Sunday 7th Feb 2021 First Anglican Service at Sydney Cove led by Reverend Richard Johnson, Sydney 1788 Today marks the 233rd year the Reverend Richard Johnson who gave his very first sermon under a large tree to the troops and convicts who came off the ships of the First Fleet that arrived a little more than a week prior. Records show…

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday After Epiphany 26 January 2020 Isaiah 9:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-25 ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people’. ‘Jesus went about, teaching… and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, curing every disease and every sickness among the people. Is there someone you admire that makes you think, they are worth following and by that, I…

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday After Epiphany 26 January 2020 Isaiah 9:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-25 ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people’. ‘Jesus went about, teaching… and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, curing every disease and every sickness among the people. Is there someone you admire that makes you think, they are worth following and by that I…

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Second Sunday after Epiphany, 20 January 2020 Isaiah 49:1-7,  1 Corinthians 1:1-9,  John 1:29-42 Wednesday afternoon, after sweltering heat and smokey skies, the storm clouds rolled in and down came the rain. It was a time of rejoicing. Facebook filled with posts of ‘Rain, glorious rain’ and people documenting how much rain had fallen on their residence, farm or city residence. People…

Baptism of Our Lord

Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43 Mathew 3:13-17 A new year is a time of hope for new things to happen, that this year will be better than the one we have just left. In our Gospel reading today, Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist. Some questions that often arise out of this passage include Is Jesus baptism about our baptism or Jesus’…

Epiphany

Matthew 2: 1-12 Joshua and Sienna walked to the top of the hill toward Strathmore Station to watch the fireworks and to see the New Year come in. Ian and I stayed home to care for Walter. Dogs traditionally do not like fireworks and so he needs our attention. We did toast the New Year in with some bubbly. I wonder what…