Category Archives: Lent

Descendit ad Inferos: Reflecting with Balthasar on Holy Saturday and Jesus’s Descent to the Dead

This is from a first version of my PhD dissertation, which was submitted for examination last year. The examiners requested a major revision, and specifically said I could do without the chapter on the Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von … Continue reading

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Dying With Us: A Sermon For Good Friday 2020

  Struggling With The Theology of Atonement I have been struggling with the cross of Jesus for over thirty years. I have accepted the Resurrection. The radical idea that God did not abandon Jesus, but raised him from the dead, … Continue reading

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Resources for Good Friday

These are resources meant mainly for The Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, on the island of Crete in Greece, but others may find them helpful! Read/Listen In the western Christian tradition (Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and others) the … Continue reading

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Resources for Maundy Thursday 2020

These are resources meant mainly for The Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, on the island of Crete in Greece, but others may find them helpful! As Common Worship puts it: Maundy Thursday (from mandatum, ‘commandment’, because of … Continue reading

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Resources for Palm Sunday 2020

These are resources meant mainly for The Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, on the island of Crete in Greece, but others may find them helpful! The Diocese of Europe featured us in their website news this past … Continue reading

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Passion in Exile

A Sermon that was NOT preached on Passion Sunday (The Fifth Sunday of Lent) during The Great Pandemic of 2020, at The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete on March 29, 2020 11:00 am The readings for … Continue reading

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Prayer Resources for Passion Sunday in the Great Pandemic, March 29, 2020

Good Saturday afternoon from the village of Gavalohori, on the island of Crete, in the beautiful Republic of Greece. While we are under lockdown the Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, will not be able to meet, so … Continue reading

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The Annunciation and Revolution

Some Thoughts on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25, 2020 during The Great Pandemic of 2020, If this were a Eucharist, the readings would be Isaiah 7:10-14,  Psalm 40:5-11, Hebrews 10:4-10, and Luke 1:26-38. “. . . the power … Continue reading

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Family and Home in a Time of Pandemic

A Sermon that was NOT preached on Mothering Sunday (The Fourth Sunday of Lent) during The Great Pandemic of 2020, at The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete on March 22, 2020 11:00 am When Jesus saw … Continue reading

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Resources for Prayer and Worship at Home on Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent), March 22, 2020

Some resources for prayer and reflection for the people of God, especially those who are of the Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete, Greece. We cannot meet this Sunday, and likely for many Sundays to come. We … Continue reading

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