Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The Baptism of the Lord

The year has started in quite a busy fashion at St. Cuthbert's. We've already celebrated a wedding, booked another and a baptism, and sadly there are a number of funerals to deal with here and in neighbouring parishes.

We kept Epiphany itself (the Coming of the Magi) on 4th January - my homily was off the cuff so it's not to be found in written form. I remember relating it to Pantomime and everything ended up as a bit of an interactive dialogue ("Oh, yes it did!"). And the pantomime I'd seen the previous day was excellent (Theatre Royal in Newcastle - "Robsinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates").... I love this time of year.

The Epiphany season goes on throughout January and is focused very much by the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. You can find the sermon (illustrated and) preached by Paul Heatherington, one of our Readers, here.

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