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The Rev. Chris Kho: “The Reason to Live: Christ or Self?” (Philippians 1:18-30)

May 22, 2022

This Sunday morning we continue with a new sermon series from the good people of Jesmond Parish Church in the UK, and this third message in the series is titled “The Reason to Live: Christ or Self?” It is based on Philippians 1:18-30 and the YouTube notes say this about the message: “We often hear the verse ‘to live is Christ, to die is gain’ from Philippians 1 quoted in Christian settings; but what does it practically mean? Tonight, Chris Kho explains how this win-win scenario enables to sacrificially love people, and to keep striving to be more like Jesus.”

The Rev. Ian Garrett: “Advancing the Gospel” (Philippians 1:12-18)

May 15, 2022

This Sunday morning I thought I would continue with a new sermon series from the good people of Jesmond Parish Church in the UK, and this second in the series is titled “Advancing the Gospel.” It is based on Philippians 1:12-18 and the YouTube notes say this about the message: “The art of reading the book of Philippians is to keep asking yourself: ‘What mindset did Paul have that enabled him to keep living and speaking for Jesus – even when it was so hard?’ Today, as we consider how our God has placed in our specific circumstances in order to further the gospel, Ian also teaches us the importance of being glad of other Christians’ gospel work – whatever they think of yours, and you think of theirs.”

The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Pryke: “Grace Abounding” (Philippians 1:1-11)

May 8, 2022

This Sunday morning I thought I would feature a new sermon series from the good people of Jesmond Parish Church in the UK, and this first in the series is titled “Grace Abounding.” It is based on Philippians 1:1-11 and the YouTube notes say this about the message: “Grace abounding is what the apostle Paul wants to see in the young church in Philippi, and also what he’d want to see in us today. As we start this new series in Philippians, Jonathan sets up the main premise of this letter, and particularly today, focuses on the gratitude and joy that should be tangible in every Christian.”

From Canterbury Cathedral: a Service of Morning Prayer

May 1, 2022

If you are looking for an online service today, here is a Service of Morning Prayer from Canterbury Cathedral in the UK, led by their Dean.

From Canterbury Cathedral: a Service of Morning Prayer

April 24, 2022

If you are looking for an online worship service today, here is a Service of Morning Prayer from Canterbury Cathedral, led by their Dean.

For Easter: from the Peri Pascha of Melito of Sardis

April 17, 2022

For this Easter, here again is perhaps my favorite Easter hymn from the Fathers, the Peri Pascha of Melito of Sardis. It always takes my breath away both for its beauty and for its being unsurpassed as a homily for this joyous day.

66. When this one came from heaven to earth for the sake of the one who suffers, and had clothed himself with that very one through the womb of a virgin, and having come forth as man, he accepted the sufferings of the sufferer through his body which was capable of suffering. And he destroyed those human sufferings by his spirit which was incapable of dying. He killed death which had put man to death.67. For this one, who was led away as a lamb, and who was sacrificed as a sheep, by himself delivered us from servitude to the world as from the land of Egypt, and released us from bondage to the devil as from the hand of Pharaoh, and sealed our souls by his own spirit and the members of our bodies by his own blood.

68. This is the one who covered death with shame and who plunged the devil into mourning as Moses did Pharaoh. This is the one who smote lawlessness and deprived injustice of its offspring, as Moses deprived Egypt. This is the one who delivered us from slavery into freedom, from darkness into light, from death into life, from tyranny into an eternal kingdom, and who made us a new priesthood, and a special people forever.

69. This one is the passover of our salvation. This is the one who patiently endured many things in many people: This is the one who was murdered in Abel, and bound as a sacrifice in Isaac, and exiled in Jacob, and sold in Joseph, and exposed in Moses, and sacrificed in the lamb, and hunted down in David, and dishonored in the prophets.

70. This is the one who became human in a virgin, who was hanged on the tree, who was buried in the earth, who was resurrected from among the dead, and who raised mankind up out of the grave below to the heights of heaven.

71. This is the lamb that was slain. This is the lamb that was silent. This is the one who was born of Mary, that beautiful ewe-lamb. This is the one who was taken from the flock, and was dragged to sacrifice, and was killed in the evening, and was buried at night; the one who was not broken while on the tree, who did not see dissolution while in the earth, who rose up from the dead, and who raised up mankind from the grave below.

I wish all of you another joyous Easter–may He live in your hearts as surely as He lives today at the right hand of the Father, and may we be at peace, knowing we will live with Him in the world to come.

From St. Bartholomew the Great: Blessing of the Palms and Choral Eucharist for Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

This being Palm Sunday, here is a Blessing of the Palms with Procession and Choral Eucharist from the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in London. I think the service proper begins around twenty minutes into the video, after the procession. A blessed Palm Sunday to you all.

From Canterbury Cathedral: a Service of Morning Prayer

April 3, 2022

From Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom, here is a Service of Morning Prayer, led by their Dean.

From All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio: a Chanted Service of Morning Prayer for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 27, 2022

Here, from All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio, is a chanted Service of Morning Prayer for this Fourth Sunday in Lent. I am sure you will be blessed by it.

From the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great: Choral Eucharist for the Third Sunday in Lent

March 20, 2022

Here is a choral Eucharist for this Sunday, the Third Sunday in Lent, from the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. The Celebrant is Fr Marcus Walker, and the Deacon and Preacher is Fr Evan McWilliams.