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Every Sunday, across the world, Christians share an agreed three year cycle of Bible Readings in Sunday worship, this is called the Common Lectionary. We offer materials including prayers bible study and worship resources for each one of these Sunday's via our Lectionary Bible Notes Section.

render to caesarOctober 22 Ordinary 29

Today in the the passage from Matthew, Jesus is placed in a difficult situation. He is asked whether it was right to pay tax to Caesar. Taxes are a difficult subject at any time and nobody likes them. But imagine if you were a faithful Jew living at the time of Jesus. The tax was a poll tax, paid in a Roman coin which had a graven image of the head of Caesar, and it was inscribed in a way which attributed to him divinity. Jesus was in a difficult position , but his answer was brilliant. He told his audience to give to Caesar what belonged to Caesar, but to give to God all that belonged to God. It was a huge contrast, Caesar could have coins cast in his image and call them his own, but every human being is created in the image of God. To Caesar belonged a person's taxes, to God belongs every life.

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Future Sundays with worship, prayer and teaching resources Sundays in Lectionary Year A

October 8
October 15
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12

Ordinary 28
Trinity 18

Ordinary 29
Trinity 19

 

November 19
November 26
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24

Second before Advent

Ordinary 33

Christ the King

Advent 1

Year B

Advent 2

Year B

Advent 3

Year B

 

December 25
December 31

First Sunday of Christmas
Year B

 

 

the cross is the way

 

Each morning and each evening
let the peace of the Father, be ours.
Each day and each night
let the peace of the Son be ours.
Each dawn and each dusk
let the peace of the Spirit be ours.
Let the blessing of the three in one be ours;
both now and for ever. Amen.
Carmina Gadelica