The Mind of Christ Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Chancellor, Canon Dr Mark Hocknull, at the Sung Eucharist, Sunday 14th September 2014. A little word association game to begin with this morning. You know the sort of thing. I say a word and you respond with the first word that comes into your head. Except that it might be a little too radical to ask you to respond out loud during the liturgy of a sung eucharist in […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon The passage of time is beyond our control. We cannot stop night following day, week following week, the coming and the going of the seasons.
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 31st August 2014. Yesterday in the church’s calendar we remembered John Bunyan, 17th C dissenter best remembered for his book ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’. One of his lesser-known works is ‘The Holy War’ published in 1682. It is an allegorical story of the battle for the human soul – a little too obvious for our taste today. But some […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon What’s to say about St Bartholomew, whom we celebrate today? We don’t know a great deal: he’s always mentioned in the company of Philip, he was one of the Twelve, he doesn’t appear in the Gospel of John, unless he’s Nathanael, he was a witness to the Ascension. Tradition has it that he took the gospel to India, and there are at least three […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Revd Professor Peter Neil at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 17th August 2014. Once again I thank the Dean and Chapter for inviting me to preach this morning; it is such a tremendous privilege for me to participate in the service in this way. I recently experienced personally an illustration of this Gospel story; let’s entitle the episode: ‘the archdeacon and the vice chancellor‘. Both were travelling south on the train; the […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Chancellor, Canon Dr Mark Hocknull at the Sung Eucharist on the eighth Sunday after Trinity, 10 August 2014. Do Not Be Afraid: The Bible is full of commandments, from the big 10 right down to detailed instructions on how to construct a parapet on the flat roof of a house. I wonder if you know what is the most often repeated commandment in the Bible. No doubt everyone will have their own thoughts […]
Children and young people have been enjoying exploring the labyrinth in the Cathedral this summer – we have been learning about the difference between mazes and labyrinths, learning how to draw our own labyrinths and making pilgrim badges to show we have completed a special journey by walking the labyrinth. Labyrinth workshops for children and young people will be running on the 14th and 21st of August at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome!
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon The last few days have seen the centenary of the day when our country found itself at war with Germany in 1914 and also the anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The Great War was dubbed ‘the war to end all wars’ and similar aspirations abounded at the close of World War II. All too swiftly it emerged that this […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 27 July, 2014. I have a text this morning which comes from none of the readings we have just heard, yet illustrates what lies behind them. In Luke’s version of the teaching that we call the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says: Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon Part of the role we have as a Cathedral is to support the work of the Diocese and to offer prayers for our world day by day. This task has a particular focus for us at this present moment: