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South Sydney Uniting Church is ecumenical (e.g. supporting the National and World Council of Churches) and inclusive,
affirming the gifts of people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and identities. We seek peace with justice,
and the integrity of creation. We celebrate a service of Word and Sacrament (Eucharist) each Sunday at 10am.

"We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation."

56a Raglan Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

Phone/Fax: 02 9319 1373

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Rev. Andrew Collis
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Homily

Reign of Christ, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
November 121, 2021


2 Samuel 23: 1-7; John 18: 33-37


‘Enthroned upon the praises of Israel”

Andrew Collis


The psalmist sings: “You are holy, O God, enthroned upon the praises of Israel” (Psalm 22:3). The Spirit of God inhabits words and deeds of reverence. The praises of Israel have to do with freedom from slavery, freedom for community. The praises of Israel, and by extension the church, have to do with justice for the last and the little, life for the least likely.


Reverence, praise and worship take this primordial form, then (perhaps we see King David) – singing and dancing before the God of freedom and justice.


One way to imagine the reign of God in Christ is to think of the four gospels as comprising a kind of throne. Christ is enthroned upon four gospels (works of praise) whose ancient symbols/totems are the human (Matthew), the lion (Mark), the ox (Luke), and the eagle (John).



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Image: David dances before the Ark of the Covenant (https://angellmike.com/2015/07/12/davids-dance-and-the-body/)