Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Video: Presiding Bishop’s Easter Day sermon at Salisbury Cathedral

From ENS-

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached at Salisbury Cathedral in England during the Easter Day Eucharist service. She preached and led services at various times at Salisbury Cathedral during Holy Week 2015 at the invitation of the Very Rev. June Osborne, dean.

The full text of her Easter Day sermon follows.

Easter Day
5 April 2015

Salisbury Cathedral, 10:30 am

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Alleuia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today – the beloved son, in whom God is indeed well pleased. Christ is risen among us. The grain of wheat has been threshed and exposed, then laid in the ground to die. In the winter of death that life giving seed went far below, into the fires of hell, to comb the ashes for other lives long laid in darkness. God’s life-giving power will not be denied. Jesus’ search of hell brings forth life, damps the heat for lively use, to raise this bread. Smell the sweet savor of yeasty risen life in this place, in this beloved community wedded together in God’s love, Jesus’ life given for the world.

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