Sermons by Wim Kuiper

Maundy Thursday – A new commandment

On this Holy Thursday we commemorate Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and the institution of the Holy Communion at the Last Supper. I find the Gospel accounts of that last night with the disciples, to be one of the most moving and revealing passages of Scripture. The gift of Holy Communion to me, is the core of what the church has to offer, for all who are hungry and thirsty and who long…

Advent 4 – Prepare a way for the Lord

On this fourth Sunday of Advent, shortly before Christmas, the Gospel passage brings us to John the Baptist, standing at the river Jordan, facing a delegation of priests and scribes from Jerusalem, who are trying to figure out who he is and what this act of baptism means. It is only a few weeks ago that I happened to be at the bank of the Jordan myself, together with large groups of Eastern Orthodox pilgrims…

Transfiguration

Today we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord. This day counts as one of the great feasts on the liturgical calendar. Though I guess not many of us will be aware of this. Most of the other great feasts are connected to holidays and this one is not. Though for a lot of us the 6th of August comes in the middle of our Summer holidays. And now it is even right…