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Message from the chaplain - 3 December 2018

December 04, 2018 | Chaplain's message
Each Advent and Christmas, I am struck by the seeming-absurdity of the Christmas story: God, come to show us a different kingdom, is born a…

Message from the chaplain - 16 November 2018

November 20, 2018 | Chaplain's message
The words of the Psalmist remind us to give thanks to God: for specific instances that we can name, for how God has been present to us in…
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Message from the chaplain - 16 March 2018

March 16, 2018 | Chaplain's message
Immediately after Christ had been arrested, Peter was asked three times if he were one of Christ’s disciples: three times, out of intense…
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Message from the chaplain - 1 March 2018

March 01, 2018 | Chaplain's message
34 [Jesus] called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up…
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Message from the chaplain - 16 February 2018

February 20, 2018 | Chaplain's message
On Wednesday 14 February, we marked the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday (and Ash Thursday) services in the chapel. On Ash Wednesday, we…
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Message from the chaplain - 2 February 2018

February 05, 2018 | Chaplain's message
25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel,…
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Message from the chaplain - 19 January 2018

January 25, 2018 | Chaplain's message
We start the school year in the midst of the season of the Epiphany. This is a month-long season that begins with the Sunday of the Epiphany,…
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Message from the chaplain - 01 December 2017

December 05, 2017 | Chaplain's message
As we begin Advent – the season in which we prepare our hearts to receive the Christ-child anew at Christmas – this Advent Sunday (3…
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Message from the chaplain - 03 November 2017

November 06, 2017 | Chaplain's message
This week, we took the opportunity to mark All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days in our chapel in the Senior School, in services of Morning…
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Message from the chaplain - 19 October 2017

October 20, 2017 | Chaplain's message
As we reach the halfway mark of Term III, we have bid the Form Vs farewell as they prepare to write their final examinations and welcomed the…
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Message from the chaplain - 06 October 2017

October 06, 2017 | Chaplain's message
At 18h00 on Tuesday 3 October, 32 St Mary’s girls from Forms III to V were confirmed by the Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, the Rt Revd Dr…

Message from the chaplain - 22 September 2017

September 22, 2017 | Chaplain's message
When Heritage Day was first instituted as a public holiday in South Africa in 1996, then president, Nelson Mandela, said: “When our first…

Message from the chaplain - 8 September 2017

September 12, 2017 | Chaplain's message
“Whatever prayer, whatever plea there is from any individual or from all your people Israel, all knowing the afflictions of their own…

Message from the chaplain - 28 July 2017

August 01, 2017 | Chaplain's message
O, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has…

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