Easter

I found myself in Dukes Street the other day on the way back from the Royal Infirmary and I decided to go for a haircut. Taking pot luck I went into the first barber I came across. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but nearly every barber nowadays is a Turkish barber, and they insist on […]

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Eater Vigil Reflection

Unlikely as it seems, it’s been suggested that the government might start sending us death dates: that is the date, when statistically you are most likely to die! I think that is certainly a piece of kill joy junk mail, if ever there was one, and likely to cause not a few pensioners to succumb into […]

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Easter Vigil

Being a poor priest and a canny Scot can be a dangerous combination – especially when it comes to deciding how long to put the heating on in the church before mass. But it does give you a good eye for a bargain. And it was that eye for a bargain that drew me like […]

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Holy Thursday 2014

One of the things that has always puzzled me about John’s Gospel is that doesn’t have an Institution Narrative. The other three Gospels record the words Jesus used when he instituted the Eucharist. John Gospel doesn’t. And yet St John’s Gospel has the greatest and most profound Eucharistic theology that we find in the New […]

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Lent, Holy Week & Easter

As we approach the end of our Lenten journey, we have at the forefront of our minds the sacrifice of Christ, who gave his life for us on the cross. His death proves our worth in the eyes of God, and length to which God would go in order to save us. Christ’s sacrifice too […]

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Easter Doubting Thomas

You might remember some  years ago that the Humanist Society of Great Britain ran a poster campaign on London buses saying God probably doesn’t exist…now enjoy your life. It was of course a publicity stunt an invitation to doubt and disbelief. But it was also dressed up and served with a garnish because as well calling into […]

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Easter Sermon Week 3

Peter’s second encounter with Christ after the resurrection takes place by the sea of Tiberius. Three years earlier it had been at the sea of Galilee that Peter and his brother Andrew had been in the boat mending their nets. It was the first time they had met Jesus and the Lord had simply said […]

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