Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Sermons and Messages

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Sermon is available here: Archbishop’s Easter Sermon 2012 - God raised Jesus to life.

The Archbishop of York has three video messages. See Archbishop’s Easter Video Messages. And he wrote this column for the Sun: Archbishop’s Easter Joy.

The Anglican Communion News Service has published a roundup of several other Easter messages, including one from the Archbishop of Uganda.

We will add more when we find them.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Sunday, 8 April 2012 at 12:04pm BST | TrackBack
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In the wake of the demonization of Gunter Grass, how refreshing to read: "And these things may be of real importance when we look at what seem to be the most completely intractable problems of our day. At Easter we cannot help but think about the land that Jesus knew and the city outside whose walls he was crucified. These last months have seen a phase of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians yet again stalling, staggering and delivering little or nothing for those who most need signs of hope. Everything seems to be presented as a zero-sum game. And all who love both the Israeli and the Palestinian communities and long for their security will feel more desperate than ever. A visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, will convince you why the state of Israel exists and must go on existing. A visit to any border checkpoint will convince you that the daily harassment and humiliation of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds cannot be a justifiable or even sustainable price to pay for security. Listening to a rabbi talking about what it is like to witness the gathering up of body parts after a terrorist attack is something that can't be forgotten; neither is listening to a Palestinian whose parent or child has been killed in front of their eyes in a mortar bombing."

Posted by: Spirit of Vatican II on Monday, 9 April 2012 at 10:39am BST

Can nothing be done to persuade him to stay on as archbishop?

Posted by: Spirit of Vatican II on Monday, 9 April 2012 at 10:40am BST

How come that, to date, the item on "Dr. Glynn Harrison's views on homosexuality" has attracted no fewer than 46 comments and the two Archbishops' mighty words proclaiming the joy of the Risen Lord and Easter have only managed to attract a mere 2 comments?
Surely, "A Doctor writes" isn't more interesting to Christians than proclaiming the Good News of the Resurrection Gospel?

Posted by: Father David on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 7:43am BST

Actually, I heard a far better sermon proclaiming the resurrection - far less leaden, far more likely to reach those less mature in faith, while still not yielding an inch of belief.

Posted by: Rosemary Hannah on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 10:04pm BST

Yes indeed, as ever, a good prophetic word from the pulpit of Glasgow cathedral - although the Provost must come to realise that the Lord is just as much risen in Morningside as He is in Scotland's second city.
With Rosemary's comment that now brings the score to Resurrection Sermons - 4 Comments on Dr. Glynn's Views - 63

Posted by: Father David on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 11:27pm BST

People expect sermons on the resurrection. They do not expect credibility given to views the like of Dr Glynn's. Dog bites man rarely attracts comment either.

Posted by: Rosemary Hannah on Friday, 13 April 2012 at 3:10pm BST
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