The archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon, as delivered in Canterbury Cathedral

January 2, 2020

[Anglican Communion News Service]

The archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon, as delivered in Canterbury Cathedral, England, on Christmas Day 2019

John 1:1-14

Just this morning, I don’t know if you heard the news, but I understand that the BBC said what I was going to say [congregation laughs] so the temptation is to just change it. Then I could say, “Oh no I didn’t,” and then you could say [congregation joins in] “Oh yes you did!” I’ll resist the urge.

Canterbury is such a wonderful place. It’s a city of peace that celebrates Christmas gloriously. Last night, several thousand people were in the center singing and laughing and enjoying themselves.

It was wonderful. It’s a city of roughly 50,000 people. And now imagine a city five times the size of this one where its citizens face disease and war this Dec. 25, this very morning.

Read the full sermon here.

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