Saint Mark

Saint Mark, 25th April 2022 There is always a temptation, in any form of writing or teaching, to conform the words to an already expected pattern of thought or belief rather than simply reporting what is seen – I’m probably doing it now. And it’s unfortunate that we celebrate the …

Easter Wednesday

Easter Wednesday ‘Many years ago…’ — I find myself saying that with increasing frequency now — I was on a tube train in London and overheard one person say to the other, ‘Easter is on Sunday this year.’ And I thought, ‘Umh, so we really are living in a post-Christian …

Easter Monday

Easter Monday This is a rather disturbing gospel passage, or should be, as it’s the beginning of that tradition of story-telling that identifies us as Christian over and against everything else: the beginning of that myth-making that can make one group comfortable in itself at the discomfort of others, the …

Good Friday

Good Friday We spoke a little of the dread which must accompany the readings for this week as we accompany Christ on his way to the Cross, or rather, or just as well, as we put it yesterday, as Christ accompanies us, for what this whole journey is saying; that …