Posts by Juliet Straw

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3 before Lent: February 12th 2017

by Juliet Straw

3 before Lent:  February 12th 2017     Ecclesiasticus 1   1 Corinthians 3.1-9  Matthew 5.21-37 In our reading today, Paul is challenging his straying young Church in Corinth with a few of the basics: For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, he asks them, are you not of the flesh, and […]

Conversion of Paul (tr) January 22nd 2017

by Juliet Straw

Acts 9.1-22                                 Galatians 1.11-16a                              Matthew 19.27-30 Why do you persecute me? asks Our Lord of St Paul in St Luke’s account of the Damascus Road experience […]

January 15th 2017: Epiphany 2

by Juliet Straw

January 15th 2017: Epiphany 2        Isaiah 49.1- 7      Corinthians 1.1-9         John 1.29-42 It’s always a delight when we have a reading from St. John’s gospel – and especially at this time of the year, when his visionary and inspirational writing serves to lift us all above and beyond […]

Epiphany 2017

by Juliet Straw

Epiphany (tr) January 8 2017        Isaiah 60.1-6       Ephesians 3.1-12             Matthew 2.1-12 Many years ago then I care to remember, I was tackling Epiphany with a class of eleven-year-olds and decided that the best way to do this was to take them outside so that we […]