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Homily at the Sesquicentenary Celebration of the Cathedral of St Stephen

It was Winston Churchill who said, "We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us". He echoed the words of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, "We create our buildings and then...

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Archbishop Coleridge Anzac Day homily 2024

Warfare has changed dramatically in the span of time we remember on Anzac Day. Perhaps the greatest emblem of that change was the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima...

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Homily at the Easter Vigil

A large stone was rolled across the entrance of the new rock-hewn tomb where Jesus was laid. It was the custom to seal a tomb of this kind, not only...

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Homily on Good Friday

In his letters, the Apostle Paul speaks of the two Adams - the first Adam of the beginning and the second Adam, Jesus, of the new beginning, the man of...

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Homily for the Mass of the Lord's Supper

In the story we tell tonight and through these Easter days, there's a lot of movement up and down, especially by Jesus. He goes up to Jerusalem for the Passover;...

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Homily at the Chrism Mass

The Cathedral of St Stephen This evening we are drawn deep into the mystic triad of the Mediterranean world - the grain, the grape and the olive. The grain and...

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Podcast Series on the New Testament - The Words that Make the World

None of us can remember life without the New Testament, it's always been there. In this podcast series "The Words that Make the World" hosted by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, we...

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Homily for the Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

I'm not normally inclined to quote myself, but I do so here today. Not long ago I was invited to preach at the funeral of Fr Bob Maguire, a well-known...

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Homily at the priestly ordination of Isaac Falzon, Minje Kim and Gerard Lai

Years ago, when I was a senior seminarian, we had a well-known older priest lead a day of recollection. He walked into the chapel, moved to the lectern and began...

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Homily from the Sesquicentenary Mass for those ordained in the Cathedral of St Stephen

Acts 3:1-10; Galatians 1:11-20; John 21:15-19 The first priest ordained in this cathedral was Martin Mulhall in 1877, though there had been three earlier ordinations in the old cathedral. Since...

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