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30 September 2018: ElijahA figure kneeling by a high ancient altar from which flames are coming

We have come to the last of the Old Testament heroes we are remembering this year, Elijah. When I looked at Elijah’s history I decided it was so interesting that I was being called to recount that in my “sermon slots” today instead of preaching a sermon. I was scheduled to preach at the 8 o’clock Communion Service and at Evening Prayer at 4:30.

Our assistant priest presided at the 8 o’clock Communion and at the 10:30 Communion, where he was also preaching. He told me after the 8 o’clock service that what he had prepared was almost identical to what I had said.

Briefly, Elijah’s history is as follows: