Easter

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World Council of Churches must expel the Russian Orthodox Church

What kind of Christian conscience can slaughter a young mother and her three-month-old baby one day, and pop off to church, light a candle, and praise Jesus the next? Ukrainian journalist Valerie Hlodan was only 27 years old, but with…
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Holy Saturday: ‘He descended into hell’

Holy Saturday is a much misunderstood day, suspended awkwardly between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, seemingly of no great spiritual significance. Jesus is buried: we are left wondering and waiting.…
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Holy Saturday: the Harrowing of Hell

Each Easter, those charged with preaching sermons have the opportunity to refresh their understanding of the story. Being human, not all of us do so each and every year. Life,…
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The end of freedom?

Last night the Prime Minister placed the UK in lockdown to help abate the spread of coronavirus. You should be staying at home unless you must travel for essential work,…