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Pentecost: The place of the Holy Spirit by Vanessa Elston

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At the Moot Sunday Evening Service celebrating Pentecost Sunday 2015 at the home of the Moot Community at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the CIty of London, Vanessa Elston explores the implication of the coming of the Spirit to empower Christians and the Church to life, and life in all its fullness.

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‘I the unkind, the ungrateful’ : Love Bade me Welcome – Part 3 by Vanessa Elston

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In this podcast Vanessa Elston explores the theme of gratitude, as the third of five reflections on George Herbert’s poem ‘Love (III)’.  This was recorded at the Lent Course of the Moot Community at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the CIty of London, 2015.

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‘ A Guest Worthy to be here’: Love Bade me Welcome – Part 2 by Vanessa Elston

In this podcast Vanessa Elston explores the theme of shame,  as the second of five reflections on George Herbert’s poem ‘Love (III)’.  This was recorded at the Lent Course of the Moot Community at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the CIty of London.

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Fragility and glory by Vanessa Elston

In this podcast Vanessa Elston explores the theme of fragility and glory drawing on the lectorineary texts from Mark chapter 9 and 2 Corinthians Chapter 4.  This podcast was recorded at the Moot Evening Eucharist in the week before Lent at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London.

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Looking towards Advent, the Incarnation as the hope of humanity by Vanessa Elston

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In this podcast of the Moot Eucharist Service on the Second Sunday before Advent on Sunday 17th November 2013, Vanessa Elston explores the theme of the Incarnation as the hope of humanity.

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Following Jesus as an apprenticeship in the way of love by Vanessa Elston

On the Third Sunday of Epiphany on a particularly snowy day in the City of London, Vanessa Elston explores the Lectionary texts of Isaiah 62.1-5, Psalm 36.5-10, 1 Corinthians 12.1-11 and John 2.1-11 and their implication in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the way of love. This homily was given at a Moot Eucharist Service at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary on Sunday 20th January 2013.

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The resurrection of Jesus through the experience of Mary Magdalene

In this podcast of the Easter Sunday Service 2012, Vanessa Elston explores the resurrection of Jesus through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. She was one of the first witnesses, and through her experience we hear the shock of the realisation of what has happened.

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Lent 5: Call and response


In this final session of the Moot Lent Course 2012 at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the CIty of London, Vanessa Elston explores the theme of Call and response.

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Lent 4: A door has been opened and a room prepared

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In this fourth podcast of Lent 2012, Vanessa Elston continues this years Moot at St Mary Aldermary Lentern season with a reflection on the title ‘A door has been opened and a room prepared’.

Christian silence seeks an openness to the divine that is personal, in Christ who ‘emptied himself of all but love.’  Self emptying kenotic love is therefore a fulfillment of the true self, which, traditionally, is held to have the capacity to rejoice eternally without losing specific personality.  Moreover, Christianity believes that the world is real and redeemable – and that therefore ‘personality’, as part of that whole, is sustainable. Sara Maitland

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Lent 3: Hunger and Thirst

In this third podcast of Lent 2012, Vanessa Elston continues this years Moot at St Mary Aldermary Lentern season with a reflection on the title ‘Hunger and Thirst’.

The product … is people who are really there; perhaps it’s a simple as that. What Benedict is interested in producing is people who have the skills to diagnose all inside them that prompts them to escape from themselves in the here and now. Just as much as in the literature of the desert – despite his insistence that he is working on a different and lower level – Benedict regards monastic life as a discipline for being where you are, rather than taking refuge in the infinite smallness of your own fantasies. Rowan Williams

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