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Linda Bongiorno

Eden – Where it all went wrong, theologically

Preacher: Jayne Ozanne Readings: Genesis 3:1-19; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 5:16-21 I lost my cat a few weeks ago – which has rather turned my world upside down. If you’ve ever lost an animal, you’ll know the heart…

The Parable of the Two Sons

Preacher: Mgr Patrick Burke, Vicar General, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh Readings: Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32; Matthew 21: 23-32 It is, I think, 38 years since I arrived at this University to…

Agents of Grace

Preacher: Revd Sam Ferguson, Assistant Chaplain Readings: Exodus 16: 2-15; Philippians 1: 21-30; Matthew 20: 1-16 So how has your first full week of learning online, on teams, of even in person – gone? Not quite what…

The Lovely Virtue

Preacher: Revd Dr Donald MacEwan, University Chaplain Readings: Exodus 14:19-31; Matthew 10:5-10, 26-32 There is quite a lot to be frightened of. I remember my first days as a student in Aberdeen. I arrived in Hillhead…

Out of Eden

Preacher: Revd Dr Donald MacEwan, University Chaplain Readings: Genesis 2:4b-15; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 Exactly 200 years ago in 1820, a banner was embroidered in silk for the Adam’s Lodge of the Free…

My whole wide world went zoom

Preacher: Revd Dr Donald MacEwan Readings: Acts 17:16-31; John 14:15-24 When the apostle Paul visited Athens, he saw the temples of their religions, the shrines to their gods, he heard the high priests of their…

Blessed are the doubters

Preacher: Revd Prof Ian Bradley Readings: Hebrews 11:1-13a; John 20: 19-31 Today is traditionally called Low Sunday in the church calendar in contrast to last week’s high Sunday of Easter. Cynics say this is also a…

The Lord is my Frontline Worker

Preacher: Revd Dr Donald MacEwan Readings: 1 Peter 2:18-25; John 10:1-18 We’ve all had to give things up recently, but some sacrifices are greater than others. You may not sympathise hugely with me, for example, that I…

The Cross on our backs

Preacher: Revd Samantha Ferguson Readings: Philippians 2: 5-11; Matthew 21: 1-11 Hello everybody This morning marks the beginning of a very special liturgical week in our Christian Calendar. The rest of the world may…

The Invisible Occupation

Preacher: Revd Samantha Ferguson Readings: Romans 8: 31-39; John 15:9-17 In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Banjour! (Hello) Heaviness may linger for the night, but Joy comes in the…