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Sermons on Lent

The season of Lent extends for forty days from Ash Wednesday. If you don’t count the Sundays as days of abstinence, because we don’t fast when the bridegroom is with us on the Lord’s Day, forty days brings you neatly to Easter Saturday. If you don’t believe me that these Sundays are officially free of Lenten disciplines, note that the Prayer book and the Lectionary refer to these as Sundays in Lent, not Sundays of Lent (i.e. not like the Sundays of Advent, Epiphany and Easter). The season excludes the Sundays, though there are seasonal readings and liturgical observations on the Sundays.

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Fifth Sunday in Lent 21st March 2021

Sermon      5th Sunday of Lent.                         21st March 2021 Jer 31:31-34.      Ps 119:9-16.       Heb 5:5-14.       John12:20-33        Our Gospel reading today follows on from Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It may seem that the readings are a little out of order. But what these passages remind us of, is the fact that the disciples did not appreciate the significance of what was…

Sermon Second Sunday of Lent 28 Feb 2021

Gen 17:1-7, 15-16.   Ps 22:24-32.    Romans 4:13-25.     Mark 8:31-38 Today marks the second week in Lent. We have been exploring the theme of Wilderness this Lenten Season. So I want to ask, how is your wilderness journey going? Or put another way, how is your walk with the Lord? We may only be in the second week of Lent, but for some…

Sermon First Sunday of Lent 21 Feb 2021

Gen 9:8-17,  Psalm 25:1-10,   1 Peter 3:18-22.  Mark 1:9-15 Lent has begun! What is Lent and what is it about? An English Priest, The Reverend Charles Royden, told this story on the first Sunday of Lent. ‘A painter who painted the house of a little old lady began painting the masonry all over the house and was using a lot of paint.…

Ash Wednesday 17th February 2021

Homily       Ash Wednesday 16 Feb 2021 Joel 2:1-2, 12-17.  Ps 51:1-17.  2 Cor 5:20b-6:10.  Matt 6:1-6 (7-15) 16-20 Lent begins with us acknowledging our humanity and it seems that the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne may have a similar affect upon us, that our lives are precarious at best. I would like to share with you this Ash Wednesday…