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Monday in Holy Week

The Annointing at Bethany

Readings

Isaiah 42:1-9
Psalm 36:5-11
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

Sentence of the Day

`Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights,’ says the Lord; `I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.’
Isaiah 42:1

Homily by the Reverend Ross Downes

I am going to talk to you today, about Mary Magdalene and the anointing of Jesus.

It seems at first, to be a moving, but straight forward account.

  • There is an anointing, crammed with intrigue, not just in the story itself, but in the retelling within the church over the last two thousand years.
  • There is a message about money being wasted.
  • There is an allusion to future wrongdoing on the part of Judas.

All in all, tradition has brought us a mixture of images from which to choose. Closer scrutiny however, reveals another view. One, that I think, we should not overlook.
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Collect of the Day

Jesus the anointed,
teach us to honour those who need our help,
and we shall give without condescension,
and receive with humility.
Hear this prayer for your love’s sake.
Amen.

Anthem

St Peter's Anglican Church

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on Public Holidays.

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm

Closed on Public Holidays

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