Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter 2013: Aslan is on the move

Why do you look for the living among the dead? It is the question of Easter morning. Why are these women coming to the tomb carrying their supplies of bodily embalming, their perfumes and their potions to preserve the dead, … Continue reading

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Great Vigil of Easter: 2013 update

(For the fire and water demo that accompanies this sermon, see last year’s offering: https://rosalindhughes.com/2012/04/07/easter-vigil-sermon-new-fire-and-living-water/) New fire and living water. Extremes of existence, held together by the cross and the resurrection, like life and death. Fire. It falls from the … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday and the Harrowing of Hell

This is what I wrote for my Good Friday reflection in the collection put together by the Rev. Gayle Catinella on behalf of several members of clergy in the Diocese of Ohio:  O death, I will be thy plagues; O … Continue reading

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Seven Psalms: A meditation for Good Friday

Psalm 55:13-14 If it had been an adversary who taunted me, then I could have borne it; or had it been an enemy who vaunted himself against me, then I could have hidden from him. But it was you, a … Continue reading

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Good Friday

This, too, is the day that the Lord has made; shall we, then, be glad in it?

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Maundy Thursday: the sacrament of love

Ambrose, Bishop of Milan in one of the early centuries of the church, believed that the washing of feet instituted by Jesus was as sacramental, as important and as necessary as the two sacraments that the churches have all ended … Continue reading

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Tenebrae

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On Wednesday, in the evening as darkness begins to fall, we will anticipate the passion to come, the darkness that will fall over the whole land on the afternoon of Good Friday, the agony and the grief, and finally, the … Continue reading

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Year C: Palms and Passion

I am going to guess that you already know the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, and then I’m going to tell it to you, anyway. Once there was an emperor, who wanted a splendid new costume for his grand … Continue reading

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Things that I struggle with

Things that I struggle with, in no particular order: Unscrewing the lid from a new jar of pickles. Unravelling tangled yarn chewed by the cat. Understanding the holy mystery of the empty tomb. Untying the umbilical cords that bind us … Continue reading

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Year C Lent 5: a royal priesthood

The story of Jesus’ anointing is told in all four gospels, although there are differences in the details that each reports. Only John names the woman who performed the prophetic act: Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, of Bethany. … Continue reading

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