Category Archives: Easter

Special moments of Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter Day were wonderful this year at St Chrysostom’s and on Easter Day Fr Ian thanks everyone who had worked so well to make it so. We showed ourselves, and others, a wonderful example of Christian team … Continue reading

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Sorrow Fear Wonder Joy

Here is the text of the sermon preached by Fr Ian at the Easter Day Mass at St Chrysostom’s, 2019. The first Easter Sunday began with sorrow, the sorrow of mourners visiting the grave of a friend – and more … Continue reading

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Hymns come again into use today

Quasimodo, Low, Dominica in Albis, Divine Mercy, Octave Day of Easter … all names which are, or have been used, for the Sunday after Easter Day. In the old prayer books a curious instruction comes at the beginning of Lauds … Continue reading

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Sharing the Light!

Let your light shine! This Eastertide we’ve been piloting a new initiative at St Chrysostom’s – Sharing the Light. We light the Easter candle at the Easter Vigil, and there we share the light with one another as we light … Continue reading

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Come and see, go quickly and tell …

‘Come and see the place where he was laid, and then go quickly and tell …’ (Matthew 28.6) ‘Come and see’. Come and feast your eyes on the empty tomb.   Come and see the eleven disciples in the upper room … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter Light

It is hard to miss the Easter Candle at our Church.  The stand alone, brightly coloured, is about 1.5m tall.  The Candle extends that by another 75cm.  It reigns supreme in the Sanctuary, and during the great 50 days of … Continue reading

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Singing of Christ our Redeemer

In the second of our reflections on the wonderful liturgies of the Great Three days at St C’s Paul reflects on words from the Easter Proclamation, the Exsultet, at the beginning of the Easter Vigil:  “What good would life have … Continue reading

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