We are pleased to announce that our dear Dominican Brother, Mark Dickson-Patrick has been Ordained to the order of Deacon by Bishop Michael at the Chapel of St Dominic’s by the Sea in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
For those who feel so disposed here the live recording of this wonderful event is available at:
Due to some technical difficulties involving me leaving my laptop at work Yesterday’s sermon is only being posted now (I apologise for missing the audio this week).
19/2/17 – Matthew 5: 38-48
Br. Brenden Humberdross, OPI
Open our ears, O Lord, to hear your word and know your voice. Speak to our hearts and strengthen our wills that we may serve you now and always. Amen.
Anyone perusing the stories of the Old Testament for the first time will quickly come to realise that the history of Israel is full of stories of violence, revenge and bitter rivalries. In numerous places Israel is allowed to take revenge for the wrongs done to them and in today’s Gospel reading Jesus highlights this fact twice by saying:
Please note that this text version of the homily is slightly different from the audio. This is due to adlibbing in the actual delivery of the homily…enjoy!
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable to you O Lord, our God and Our Creator.
Today’s words are somewhat important in my career as a preacher as this happens to be the first sermon that I have written as a Brother of the Order of Preachers, Independent and as a member of the Unified Old Catholic Church. I hope that the standard of my words is up to scratch, I guess for that all I can do is rely on the Spirit and hope that He speaks through me today to give a message that needs to be heard.