Archive | March, 2018

Into your hands I commend my spirit …

A reflection upon words of possession from the cross …  Luke 23:44-46 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your […]

It is finished …

A reflection upon words of completion from the cross … John 19:30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. How often do we actually ever finish anything? One of the reasons why clergy like to do domestic chores is because there’s […]

I thirst

A reflection upon words of thirst from the cross …  John 19:28-29 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of […]

Why have you forsaken me … ?

A reflection on words of anguish from the cross … Matthew 27:45-47 From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the […]

Truly I tell you, today you will be with me …

A reflection upon words of hope from the cross … Luke 23:39-43 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And […]

Woman, behold your son …

Reflection on words of love from the cross …  John 19:25b-27 Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is […]

Father, forgive them …

A reflection on words of forgiving from the cross …  Luke 23:33-35 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And […]

Report from the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar Synod 2018

The Archdeaconry of Gibraltar Synod of 2018 was held at the Hotel La Zenia within the Chaplaincy of Torrevieja from Monday 29 January – Friday 2 February 2018.  Santa Margarita again sent us, her two representatives, together with Revd. Paul plus Kate as a self-funded visitor.  Getting to La Zenia involved a car journey to Mahon […]

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