Sermons on Colossians 1:3-12

Trinity 24 – We shall be whole

She said within herself, “If I only touch his garment, I shall be whole.” St Matthew 9:21 We come here today for different reasons, or some combination of reasons. This morning the parents and family of Jesse Ezra have brought him here to be baptized.  He was given a gift, which the liturgy describes as “that which by nature he cannot have.”   We believe he has just been made a member of Christ, a child of God, and an…

Easter – New Fire!

Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia! Last night we began in darkness and kindled the new fire – the Christ Candle is a figure of our Lord – the custom is very early in the Church’s history.  Even earlier than the Exsultet, a song that was sung in that darkness.  The words of the Exsultet are from the 5th century.  Imagine Christians continuing this custom – we celebrating, with an innumerable host of…

Trinity 24 – Touching Jesus

Intro Trinity 24 and the Sunday before Advent form the conclusion of the 3 series of 7 Sunday’s that form the central part of Trinity Season.  The subject of Trinity season has been the ascent of the church and of the soul to the heights of heaven.  We have seen the soul in bondage to the earth and the passions that rage within us, we have seen it being enlightened by the gifts and graces…