Special Occasions & Feast Days (Page 2)

Dag van Stephanus (26 dec.): Jezus, een nieuw begin!

This sermon will soon be available in English. Vandaag vieren wij de eerste van drie heilige dagen in de octaaf van kerstmis: de dag van Stephanus, de eerste martelaar van de kerk. In een octaaf gedenken we niet alleen het feit waar de feestdag naar terugverwijst, maar ook de huidige en toekomstige betekenis en vervulling ervan. Zo vierden wij gisteren het hoogfeest van Kerstmis, daar gedachten wij het grote mysterie van de menswording van Gods…

The Word was made flesh

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…full of grace and truth.“ A Happy Christmas to you all! Today we celebrate and ponder the great gift of God coming into our midst to save us and to lift us into the divine life, the life that is eternal. God made that promise of salvation in ancient times. Our first lesson today is from the prophet Isaiah, through whom God spoke to the people of…

Remembrance: What are we wrestling?

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Therefore put on the whole armour of God. Today is Remembrance Sunday, when we remember especially those who have died in the great wars that have afflicted the world in the last century. We remember and give thanks for the courage of so many who went daily into…