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Sermon for Sunday, 20th May 2012 (Seventh Sunday of Easter) — 4 Comments

  1. Very interesting sermon, Canon. Your wife suggest l follow your blog, she said i’d like it!!!! I’m not great at writing sermons, but try to choose a text from the epistle rather than the gospel most times. My sermon for sunday will focus on the ascension of our Lord, which l think aprt from being relevant will be understood by all, as we have probably lost someone dear to us, and for the disciples losing Jesus must have been really terrible for them, So it’s something that most people will be able to relate to. Matthias is not a very familiar name, I wouldn’t have thought to a lot of parishioners, especially amongst my own. They have probably never heard of him, but I like the way you have expressed the fact that he was unreasonable, and the consequences with which the church has fallen into the same category.

  2. I remember learning of Matthias is primary school days, and, having ministered in Saint Matthias’ Church in Dublin for eleven years, am an admirer of his tenacity.

  3. I’m amazed that you can remember your primary school days!!! No offence, but l scarcely remember mine except for a Welsh teacher we had, made the whole school learn the Welsh National Anthem!!!! That’s the only thing l like about international rugby is joing in with the anthems. We were never taught about Matthias, it’s only through my own reading of scripture did l ever come across him. You must have a great affinity with him then if you ministered in his church for so long!!! As l said last night, hope that your parishioners enjoy your sermon, you write exceedingly well. God’s Blessings.

  4. Our primary school teacher put us over the story of Matthias every year at this time of year, I think it was because Ascension Day was a big day in our school calendar and that the selection of Matthias was in the same chapter.

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