Making friends, reconciling enemies

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany January 29 2017 Micah 6.1-8; Psalm 24; 1 Corinthians 1.18-31; Matthew 5.1-12 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland Today, we come to the end of our nine-day week of prayer for Christian unity. The theme this year is reconciliation or, as Archbishop Suheil glossed it in St George’s Cathedral last…

Jerusalem Season Winter Concert

St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church January 19 2017, 7pm Artistic Director: Robert Canetti Soloists: Yulia Plakhina, mezzo-soprano Robert Canetti, violin • Bella Canetti, viola/piano Fabienne van Eck, cello • Katia Samson, piano Jamil Freij, tenor • Tareq Wahbeh, baritone Featuring talented students of the Magnificat Institute and guests: Tamara Grayeb, Yousef Ali, Ivan Abdelmalak, Faheem…

Come, see, stay

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 15 2017 Isaiah 49.1-7; Psalm 40.1-11; John 1.29-42 Rev Loren McGrail, United Church of Christ | National YWCA of Palestine What a blessed and ominous Sunday! It is the second Sunday after the Epiphany, when the wise ones came or when Jesus was baptized and named as God’s beloved…

Here at Jordan’s river

First Sunday after the Epiphany, January 8 2017 Isaiah 42.1-9; Psalm 98; Acts 10.34-43; Matthew 3.13-17 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland Last Sunday, while I was spending more time with my family, John Howard led us in a covenant service, as befits the first Sunday of a new year. This Sunday is, if you…

Our covenant with God

Covenant Sunday, January 1 2017 Exodus 24.3-11; Jeremiah 31.31-34; Romans 12.1-2; and John 15.1-10 Rev John Howard, Methodist Church of Great Britain It is no exaggeration to say that when Jesus speaks of the covenant between God and humankind he brings to their ultimate height the ideas and the principles the whole Bible proclaims in…