Devotion

Here are the latest devotionals.

Belief transforms behavior. That is the message of Thomas Cranmer’s two Scripture readings for Easter Sunday (John 20:1-10 and Col. 3:1-7).
For our next series of weekday devotions, we are going to be looking at Cranmer’s collects and readings for Holy Communion on Sundays in the season of Easter. This week we begin with Easter Sunday. For Christians, no one disputes that the ultimate source of truth is the Bible.
During the sixteenth-century religious Reformation, Roman Catholics and Protestant deeply disagreed not only about the nature of salvation (see yesterday’s devotion) but also about its means.
Cranmer’s 1549 Collect for the First Sunday after Easter clearly opens up the mystery of Good Friday and Easter Sunday: God “hast given thy only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification” (Romans 4:25).