“Forgiveness” -Rev. Hugh Odhner


Swedenborg held a view of the Divine as infinitely and unconditionally forgiving and non-judgmental. At the same time he stresses the importance of forgiveness as an essential spiritual practice in our journey of regeneration.

In this sermon, Rev. Hugh Odhner explores the Swedenborgian take on the concept of “forgiveness”, both theologically and practically, and invites us to re-dedicate ourselves to a life of kindness and understanding.


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“Forgiveness” -Rev. Hugh Odhner



Rev. Hugh Odhner has been an ordained Swedenborgian minister for many decades.

A bridge-builder between the branches of the Swedenborgian movement, he is an active attendee at the Fryeburg New Church Assembly in Fryeburg, Maine, has preached in many Convention settings, and currently serves the Lord’s New Church in Bryn Athyn, PA.


“When You Pray” -Rev. Robert McCluskey


In this sermon, Rev. Robert McCluskey of Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Rev. Robert McCluskey discusses the Swedenborgian perspective of prayer, and the importance of inner transformation.


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“When You Pray” -Rev. Robert McCluskey


Rev. Robert McCluskey, B.A., M.A., is a graduate of the Swedenborg School of Religion, and was ordained into the Swedenborgian Church of North America in 1984.

Rev. McCluskey has pastored Swedenborgian churches in Portland, Maine and New York City, and for 17 years served as Swedenborgian representative to the National Council of Churches.

He currently serves Wayfarer’s Chapel, the National Monument to Emanuel Swedenborg, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.