• The Way to the Cross – Wednesday 17 April

    On Wednesday’s you’re invited to reflect on the theme for the week through music and art. The material for today can be read below, or downloaded from here: Wednesday17April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Monday 15 April

    On Mondays in the Diocesan Lent to Pentecost Course we delve a little deeper into the readings appointed for the previous Sunday. A key theme for this week’s reading is faith, hope and trust in the love of God. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Monday15April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Third Sunday of Easter

    Today you’re invited to consider the readings appointed for this Sunday in the Revised Common Lectionary: Acts 3.12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3.1-7 and Luke 24:36b-48. The Collect for the Third Sunday of Easter is O God, your Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread.  Open the eyes of our […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Saturday 13 April

    On Saturdays in the Diocesan Lent to Pentecost Course you’re invited to consider undertaking an act or deed. Today’s is about using your hands. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Saturday13April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Friday 12 April

    How do you deal with doubts about your faith? For today’s personal reflection you’re invited to consider this and other questions. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Friday12April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Thursday 11 April

    How often do you give thanks to God for the good things in life? For today’s contemplative act you’re invited to pray gratitude prayers to God. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Thursday11April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Wednesday 10 April

    Today you’re invited to reflect on the week’s theme ‘God’s Mercy’ through music and art, looking at different depictions between Jesus and Doubting Thomas. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Wednesday10April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Tuesday 9 April

    On Tuesdays on the Diocesan Lent to Pentecost course we look at the theme for the week through the words of others – quotes, poetry and other forms of writing. The material for today can be read below, or downloaded from here: Tuesday9April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Monday 8 April

    On Monday we’re invited to delve deeper into the readings from the previous Sunday. A key theme for the readings this week is Divine Mercy and doubt. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Monday8April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Second Sunday of Easter

    On Sundays you’re invited to read the assigned Revised Common Lectionary readings, they are Acts 4.32-35, Psalm 133, 1 John 1.1 – 2.2 and John 20.19-31, The Collect for this Sunday is Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt, may we, who have not seen, […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Saturday 6 April

    On Saturdays on the Diocesan Lent to Pentecost course there is suggestion for an Act or Deed to do. Today’s is about kindness, thanks and perhaps chocolate. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Saturday6April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Friday 5 April

    Today you’re invited to read (perhaps again) the Easter Sunday reflection of Bishop Dorsey McConnell (Acting Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney). The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Friday5April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Thursday 4 April

    During the Diocesan Lent to Pentecost Course ‘The Way to the Cross’ on Thursdays a contemplative act is offered for you to try. Today in the First Week of Easter you’re invited to try praying the Way of Light – Stations of the Resurrection. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Thursday4April

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Wednesday 3 April

    The Diocesan Lent to Pentecost course ‘The Way to the Cross’ continues in the 50 days of Eastertide. We have walked through Lent towards the Cross but now reflect on how we walk this way through the whole year and reflect on the Cross and Eastertide. On Wednesdays we reflect on the theme for the […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Tuesday 2 April

    Today we reflect on the Resurrection through the words of others – extracts from ‘Easter Sermons’, snippets from writers and a poem by A.E. Housman. The material can be read below, or downloaded from here: Tuesday2April

     
  • We Are Ambassadors – an Easter Day meditation

    On Easter Day, Bishop Dorsey McConnell offers the last in his series of six daily meditations during Holy Week. Easter Day – We Are Ambassadors Jesus said to [Mary], “Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Easter Sunday

    Alleluia. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia. Today is Easter Sunday, the readings for today (Acts 10.34-43, Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-8). The Collect for during the day is: Lord of life and power, through the mighty resurrection of your Son you have overcome the old order of sin and […]

     
  • You are Clothed in Christ – a Holy Saturday meditation

    Holy Saturday marks the fifth of Acting Bishop Dorsey McConnell’s series of six daily meditations during Holy Week. “The meditations address a question that was posed at Synod, Who Are We?, and are based on six images used by Saint Paul to describe the Church in his second letter to the Corinthians (2 For. 2:14-5:21),” […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Holy Saturday

    Today is Holy Saturday, a day of in-between, when Jesus had been laid in the tomb. The collect for today is: O God, creator of heaven and earth, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so may we await with him the coming […]

     
  • We are God’s Vessel – a Good Friday meditation

    Good Friday marks the fourth of Acting Bishop Dorsey McConnell’s series of daily meditations during Holy Week. “The meditations address a question that was posed at Synod, Who Are We?, and are based on six images used by Saint Paul to describe the Church in his second letter to the Corinthians (2 For. 2:14-5:21),” says […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Good Friday

    Today is Good Friday, the day we remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death on the cross. The collect for today is: Almighty God, look graciously, we pray, on this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; […]

     
  • We are God’s Glory – a Holy Week meditation

    Maundy Thursday marks the third of Acting Bishop Dorsey McConnell’s series of daily meditations during Holy Week. “The meditations address a question that was posed at Synod, Who Are We?, and are based on six images used by Saint Paul to describe the Church in his second letter to the Corinthians (2 For. 2:14-5:21),” says […]

     
  • The Way of the Cross – Maundy Thursday

    Today is Maundy Thursday when we remember the institution of the Eucharist, the betrayal of Jesus by Judas and the waiting in the Garden of Gethsemane by Jesus and the disciples. The collect for today is: O God, your Son Jesus Christ has left to us this meal of bread and wine in which we […]

     
  • You are God’s Letter – a Holy Week meditation

    During Holy Week, I am offering a series of meditations, writes Bishop Dorsey McConnell. They address a question that was posed at Synod, Who Are We?, and are based on six images used by Saint Paul to describe the Church in his second letter to the Corinthians (2 For. 2:14-5:21). Each is linked to a particular […]

     
  • The Way to the Cross – Wednesday 27 March

    Today is Holy Wednesday, also known as Spy Wednesday remembering the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. The collect for today is: Lord God, your Son our Saviour gave his body to be whipped and turned his face for men to spit upon. Give your servants grace to accept suffering for his sake, confident of the […]

     

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