Homilies from May 2014

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Jesus Then and Jesus Now. Looking for Jesus finding ourselves.


Let me begin by bringing greetings from the Christian community in Palestine, and especially those communities with which I am most familiar: St Luke’s Anglican Church in Haifa and the Sabeel community in Nazareth. This is a difficult time to be a Christian in the Middle East, and I would seek your prayers for my […]

Mothers Day; A day to stand up for peace.


Homily 10th and 11th May 2014 By Terry Fitzpatrick Today is Mother’s Day. We began to celebrate Mother’s Day in Australia in 1924 following the lead of the USA by celebrating on the second Sunday in May. This celebration began in the USA in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother but […]

New Beginnings; Old Awakenings

Homily 3rd and 4th May 2014 By Terry Fitzpatrick One Sunday morning a mother went in to wake her son to get ready for church, to which he replied, “I’m not going.” “Why not”, she asked? “I’ll give you two good reasons,” he said. (1) “They don’t like me, and (2), “I don’t like them.” […]

To Resurrect is an invitation to wake up


Easter 17-20th April, 2014 By Terry Fitzpatrick An elderly man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite biscuits wafting up the stairs. Gathering his remaining strength, he lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out […]