Rev. Mark Macaulay                              3rd January 2021 [Download]

                     In the week before Christmas, we were told of the impending conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, an event that was first recognised in 7 BCE and has been conjectured as the Star of Bethlehem. That inkling of light in the heavens led the Magi on their quest to find the miracle of hope for humankind – the Light of the World.

As we reflect on their journey towards the hope of heaven, we light candles representing hope, peace, joy and love, culminating in presence. Today for the last time in the season which ends with Epiphany or Twelfth Night, we light those candles; glimmers of hope for a brighter future in the presence of Emmanuel.


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