Sadly, yet another mass killing. And it seems that we are becoming anaesthetised to the stream of hatred and killings that weekly fill our news media. The epistle reading this Sunday 19 June tells us that "there is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3.28). Acts of hatred like this go clearly against the message of the epistle, and the broader message of the Gospel: for we are all one. In particular, we reject homophobia in particular, and all acts of violence based on hatred in general.
So, all are welcome at our service this Sunday 19 June 2016 at 9.00 am, where we will pray for the victims of Orlando, and the victims of hate crime in general. We commend the souls of the dead to Christ, and we pray for those who mourn. We also pray for those trapped in hatred and those who commit such crimes: we pray that they will open themselves to God, who is love and whose love knows no bounds.
Sunday 20 March 2016 - Palm Sunday
At 7.30 am & 9.00 am we will observe Palm Sunday, and in the afternoon gather at 5.00 pm at Nightcliff with our brothers and sisters from other churches.
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Final ABM Lenten Study 5.30-6.30 pm, followed by Tenebrae ("Darkness") at 7.00 pm
Wednesday 23 March 2016
Blessing of Oils and Renewal of Clergy Vows at 7.30 am
Stations of the Cross at 5.30 pm, followed by final Lenten Spirituality from 6.30 pm
Maundy Thursday 24 March 2016
Holy Eucharist with Institution of Communion and Washing of Feet at 7.00 pm
Good Friday 25 March 2016
Good Friday Liturgy at 9.00 am
The Seven Words (a meditation on the words uttered by Christ on the Cross) at 12 noon
Holy Saturday 26 March 2016
Evening Prayer at 5.30 pm
Easter Sunday 27 March 2016
Solemn Eucharist with lighting of the flame and blessing of Paschal Candle at 6.00 am, Bishop Greg presiding and preaching
Family Service with Holy Communion at 9.00 am, the Dean presiding