on Sunday, 23 March 2008 at 6.10 pm by Simon Sarmiento
categorised as Church of England
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Day Sermon is here.
And he also wrote this article published in today’s Observer newspaper, We live in a culture of blame – but there is another way.
“To find Easter, look for the Golden Number of the year in the first Column of the table, against which stands the day of the Paschal Full Moon; then look in the third column for the Sunday Letter, next after the date of the Full Moon, and the day of the month standing against that Sunday Letter is Easter Day . . . . To find the Golden Number, or Prime, add one to the Year of our Lord, and then divide by 19; the remainder, if any, is the Golden Number; but if nothing remaineth, then 19 is the… Read more »
At last an Easter sermon that does not fly away from the nub of the feast but plunges right in; and that goes to the heart of the faith-claim rather than being bogged down in the credibility of the mostly symbolic gospel narratives. This is good: “That is why the effort to keep death daily before us is a source of life and hope. It is to commend ourselves every day into God’s hands, trusting that he is eternally a loving creator, in whom there is no darkness at all, as the New Testament says. (I John 1.5) And when… Read more »
Thus the scapegoat mechanism is exposed for what it is – an arbitrary release of tension that makes no difference to the underlying problem. And if you want to address the underlying problem, perhaps you should start listening to the victim.
Rowan Williams, meet Gene Robinson….
First Sunday after the First full moon after the Vernal equinox. Now that makes sense! (?) Suppose somebody was tired of a calendar based upon new moon phases?
Well if Canterbury doesn’t get roundly attacked verbally by the Anglican right wing believers for mentioning some other view of Jesus’ death/resurrection besides their fav penal sub atonement ones, the silence will be deafening. I have not yet been able to quite square how Rowan Williams who is well read enough to be familiar with Girard’s thinking can still be so paralyzed when faced with obvious bits of global Anglican believer scapegoating, such as we see in the going conservative Anglican realignment upsets about the three hot buttons which are supposed to divide us eternally and damnationally -i.e, about progressive… Read more »
Anyone noticed the fundamental differences between the Easter sermon of Rowan Williams and the Easter message of Peter Jensen?
“When we look at death, we look at something that can destroy anything in our universe – but not God, its maker and redeemer. And if we accept that we shall die and all our hopes and schemes fall into the dark, we do so knowing that God is unchanged. So to die is to fall into the hands of the living God.” Amen. So, if Rowan really believes in the living God that is master of ALL Creation (even death and darkness), then why doesn’t he put his actions where his mouth is and invite the only one uninvited… Read more »