Posts tagged Homily

Those who love God’s name shall dwell in Zion

“We are of courage … so whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”

In this verse, Paul is speaking of the desire to be ‘at home’ with the Lord in heavenly glory rather than in exile here in the body on earth. Yet he counsels courage in whatever state we are in, because of the hope of what is to be. In doing so he recognises that there is a connection between the fullness of the Kingdom which is to come and the arena of the fallen world in which we live at the present.

The Adoration of the Lamb, Hubert van Eyck (c.1385–1426) and Jan van Eyck (c.1390–1441); c.1432; St Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent

Christ within the veil hath entered

Fr Neil’s homily for Corpus Christi, 6 June 2021 As they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” All the readings in mass today explore elements of the ritual sacrifice of Israel. The Exodus reading is the establishing of the […]

The wonderful mystery

As we contemplate and prayerfully meditate on the Trinity, our first and most important response should always be one of wonder, one of worship. Blessed be the Holy Trinity, and the undivided Unity: we will praise and glorify him.

O Comforter, draw near; within my heart appear

Pentecost reminds us that the renewing of the world begins with our own continuous conversion and transformation as temples of the Holy Spirit. This transformation is both for us as individuals, and through us individuals to our communities. Here begins the true transformation of the world.

In the world but looking to Heaven

Fr Thomas’s homily on the Sunday after Ascension, 16 May “I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one.” The difficulties of the world, its pains and sorrows and even the evils which are around us, present some of the greatest […]

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory

Fr Neil’s homily at Mass on Ascension Day, 13 May. God, the Father of glory … made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is […]