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Colour My Church

Amiens Cathedral

In cleaning the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens in France, workers discovered traces of paint on the 13th century exterior. They realised that the western façade of the cathedral was originally painted in multiple colours. Having determined the exact colours as they would have originally been, elaborate lighting techniques were developed to project ...

Star Wars Spirituality

Skellig Michael

I have left this post until now, as it contains spoilers, so that most interested will have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A lot of Star Wars spirituality is pretty overt (even down to the liturgical greeting, “The Force be with you”, the Force being that which “surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds… Continue Reading

Ash Wednesday and Lent Resources

Ash Wednesday

Let us pray (in silence) [for grace to keep Lent faithfully.] pause Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you,… Continue Reading

Avoiding Transfiguration

No Transfiguration

Only read further if you think that the Transfiguration is a significant story for our Christian life and spirituality. I think it is a central gospel celebration which, amongst other things, celebrates and enables our transformation. It is present in each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matt 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9: 28-36) and so, we… Continue Reading

Celebrating Eucharist Update

Celebrating Eucharist

I encourage you, if you have not read my free book, Celebrating Eucharist, to do so now that I have updated the format. I wrote this book over a period of many years of consultation, and it was published in 1995. In 2006 I made it freely available on the internet – and that is… Continue Reading

Let’s Get Rid Of Robes?

Eucharist on the beach

Other than who can love whom, there is nothing that gets Anglicans quite so riled up as Who is robed in what (see Vatican allows Anglican dress-up) Where they come in procession What titles they have Should you dare to wear a cope in procession while not being an archdeacon or a dean – you… Continue Reading

Jesus Calls Disciples

Jesus Calls Disciples

The shared collect for next Sunday (February 7) and the weekdays following until Ash Wednesday. Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily] Pause Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…] safe in your tender compassion, so that we who entrust ourselves totally… Continue Reading

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