Today I presided and preached for the Solemn Parish Mass at S. Paul’s, Goodmayes who have recently started their Interregnum. I am going to be there again on Ash Wednesday. In my sermon I talked about how brides and grooms would come to the Vicarage to put up their banns. Often one would wonder what he saw in her or conversely what she saw in him. On the day of the wedding you would see a lovely, radiant bride walk up the aisle and you would realise that you were witnessing a transfiguration and experience the true person. Moses came down from the mountain and he had a radiant face and Jesus was revealed in his full glory when he was transfigured in front of the Apostles James, John and Peter. As we prepare to begin Lent we should try to see the face of Jesus in our fellow Christians and we should experience a true meeting with him when we come to Mass.
ASH WEDNESDAY at s. paul’s, goodmayes.
SOLEMN MASS with the Blessing and Imposition of Ashes 8.00 p.m.