You are witnesses to these things

You are witnesses to these things photo – W Glenn Empey 2011 Third Sunday of Easter Sunday Get today’s readings Watch Video During the coverage of Prince Philip’s Funeral, I was struck by an expression Lloyd Robertson used to describe the moment-sea-change.   What an apt expression, I thought—a tribute to a Naval Officer and…

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Blessed are they who believe yet have not seen

Learning from Thomas photo – W Glenn Empey 2019 Second Sunday of Easter Sunday Get today’s readings Watch Video Thomas gets a bad rap. And Thomas is a lot like you and I. And he’s way more like the rest of the disciples than many a homily or sermon over the centuries has ever acknowledged.…

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Sunday of the Resurrection — Easter

Easter Sunday The Sunday of the Resurrection Easter Sunday Watch Video On Palm Sunday, I spoke about the cycles in the Church year. And I spoke about the cycles that are part of each of our lives. There are transitions from the happy expectation of a Palm Sunday to the unknown of Gethsemane, to the…

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Good Friday

Good Friday Good Friday Holy Week The glory of Easter is the heart of the Christian gospel. It is the centre of the Church’s faith and worship. In the earliest days of the Church it was the only Christian festival: an annual celebration, in one act, of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, ascension, and his sending…

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Notes for Homily, Maundy Thursday 2021   Our liturgy tonight for Maundy Thursday speaks for itself.     It was on this very night that Our Lord Jesus Christ shared his Last Supper with the disciples.     It was from this very night that we have the Holy Eucharist.  …

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Palm Sunday

Sunday of the Passion Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Watch Video Today we are on the edge of a new cycle. We venture to the edge of the new cycle with the Liturgy of Palms followed by the Liturgy of the Passion.   It’s all a bit odd. We know what was to follow this day.…

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The Season of Lent begins

Where your treasure is … photo (c) 2019 W G Empey Read today’s gospel scripture → Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Ash-Wed-21.mp3 Listen to the homily. Where your treasure is…

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The Feast of The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration photo (c) 2019 W G Empey Read today’s gospel scripture → Mark 9: 2-9 The Transfiguration By Father Doug Woods   Gracious God, as I speak, may only the truth be spoken and only the truth be heard.  I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.   I can’t help it.  This part of the…

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What is this? A new teaching – with authority

What is this? A new teaching – with authority photo (c) 2019 W G Empey Read today’s gospel scripture → Mark 1: 21-28 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Epiphany-4-B.mp3 What is this new teaching…

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Immediately Jesus called them …

Immediately Jesus called them … photo (c) 2019 W G Empey Read today’s gospel scripture → Mark 1: 14-20 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. https://anglicanchurchbuckhorn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Epiphany-3-B.mp3 Listen to the homily. There they were just going…

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