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Paschal Candle explained

Every now and then people ask me about the meaning and significance of different signs and symbols in the Cathedral. I thought I’d spend a few moments this evening talking about the paschal candle which stands by the altar during … Continue reading

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Easter Triumph, Easter Joy – Changes Everything and Completes Creation

It is dark. Jesus has been in the tomb for over 24 hours now, wrapped in his grave-clothes. The sabbath is finally over and preparations can be made to visit his grave at first light to complete the acts of … Continue reading

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Saturday – holding loss with faith and thanksgiving

Welcome to this moment of prayer from the community of Peterborough Cathedral. Over the past two weeks, we have been pausing at 6.00pm each evening to pray. This follows the encouragement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray … Continue reading

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Clapping for the NHS

I’ve been trying to work out what the ‘Clapping for the NHS’ phenomenon tells us about where we find ourselves at this time of pandemic crisis. Some of it may be seem obvious but I sense that there is more … Continue reading

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A monster calls

The BBC seems at the moment to be choosing the films it shows very carefully. They know that people need a lift or perhaps something to inspire. Such a film, with a message for our time, is ‘A monster calls‘, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter, confronting ecological emergency

There was a succinct and brilliant affirmation of the heart of the Christian faith in a leader article in The Guardian on Wednesday. It was a thoughtful piece on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. I have become … Continue reading

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Easter Fools Day

Today is a day for fools. And each year the newspapers play tricks on their readers with spoof stories, though some are harder spot than others and some real stories can make us check the calendar. Last year that major … Continue reading

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Jesus refuses to stay dead!

I’ve been having a bit of trouble with Jesus this weekend. He has just refused to stay dead. On Friday I closed the door on his tomb at the front of the cathedral and went away, knowing he was safely … Continue reading

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