Hour of Glory - what does that really mean?

St Mary’s Church, Thorpe


Fifth Sunday of Lent – Year B - 2021


Introduction and Call to Worship

Jesus, looking ahead to his death on the cross, said “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” Come, let us worship.


Today’s Readings


First Reading Jeremiah 31:31-34

The Lord promises to make a new covenant with his people, a covenant written on their hearts, which will bring a new intimacy with him and a new assurance of forgiveness.


Second Reading Hebrews 5:5-10

God appoints Jesus, his Son, as high priest forever; he is made perfect through his suffering and he brings salvation to all who obey him.


Gospel John 12:20-33

Jesus tells his disciples that he will be glorified through his death; his death will be fruitful and draw all people to himself, just as a single seed must die in order that life can follow.


HOMILY

‘“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it di