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Translating the Tradition: Activism/Activity and the Heart of the Way

How do we engage in activism/activity without judgement? Mary shows us the way…

Jesus, Mary, Martha and Lazarus, St Botolph without Aldersgate - photo by Andrewrabbott


Translating the Tradition: Eucatastrophe = Pascha Peeking Through

Three apologies are in order for this episode:

  1. You will notice that this is a relatively “old” sermon, from Holy Saturday. I will be “catching up” a bit over the next few episodes, and, while I am, episodes will not always be posted in chronological order.
  2. You will also notice that I had a bit of a cold on Holy Saturday. Sorry about the sniffling!
  3. And, of course, Hanania, Mishael, and Azaria are the Three Holy Youths’ Hebrew names, not their Chaldean names!


Translating the Tradition: The Importance of the Ascension

Two reasons why Christ’s Ascension is important to us

One of the earliest surviving icons of the Ascension: an illustration from the 6th Century Syriac Rabbula Gospels


God has gone up with a shout!

Vesperal Liturgy for the feast of the Ascension will be held at St. John’s tonight at 6:30pm.

One of the earliest surviving images of the Ascension: an illustration from the 6th Century Syriac Rabbula Gospels


Translating the Tradition: The Ultimate Revolution

On Palm Sunday, as we stand, palm-branches in-hand, we do not just remember or re-enact, but, as we reflect on what went wrong in the light of the cross, we embody, as we follow in our Leader’s footsteps, the Ultimate Revolution.

(Inspired in part by one of my favourite podcasts, Revolutions, and, in even larger part, by The Lenten Spring.)