Tag Archives: Easter

Easter 2014: Do not be afraid

DO not be afraid. Not the way you expect Easter to begin: do not be afraid. After all, the hard part is over, the trial, the cross, the tomb, the harrowing of hell. What is there left to fear? Yet … Continue reading

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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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Easter Story

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Sometimes, resurrection takes scaffolding.

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Easter

Someone called John tells an Easter story: It was dark. It was so early, it was still late, but she couldn’t sleep. It was too still, too cold, too dark and silent. So she went to be with him in … Continue reading

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Backdated: Easter for the lost and the lonely

This was the post I had intended to use today, you know, before today happened. This sermon was preached on “Low Sunday” last year, April 11th 2010, at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, Ohio: Do you remember this story?  A … Continue reading

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Where you go, I will go

It’s Easter Monday, and this is, perhaps, a story more about restoration than resurrection; but here is Naomi’s story as told at the Great Vigil of Easter at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday morning, Easter 2011: It’s hard to … Continue reading

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The Boxer

Years ago, when our youngest was still very small, she came across some old photographs of my parents. In them was a handsome boxer dog. “Who’s that?” she asked. “That’s Mulligan, Grandma and Grandad’s old dog,” I told her. “Why … Continue reading

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