Easter 2 with the commemoration of the life of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

On the second sunday of Easter the gospel story recalls ‘doubting’ Thomas who did not believe that the Risen Christ was alive and had appeared to the apostles. It was only when he was able to physically put his hands into the nail marks of Jesus’ hands and in his side that he believed. We live in a world where seeing is believing and where nobody trusts each other anymore. Jesus call us to trust in him and to be the tangible, touchable presence of the risen Christ in our world today so that people may see and believe.

The nation recieved the news a few days ago that Prince Philip – the Duke of Edinburgh had died. The conclusion of this mornings Eucharist reflects on his contribution to the life of our nation and we remember our Monarch and family at this time. We pray that he will rest in peace.

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