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Resources for Ordinary Week 26

Resources for Ordinary Week 26

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may run to receive God’s gift of God’s divine life] Pause O God, [or God of heaven and earth] you declare your almighty power above all by showing mercy and compassion; grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, who are running to obtain your promises, may… Continue Reading

Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) has a framework for a Eucharistic Prayer [A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa ANZPB/HKMA pages 512-514]. This can be used in any eucharist service. ACANZP also allows, in a grand service (with reading, psalm, reading, Gospel,…Prayer over the Gifts,…), the use… Continue Reading

Ephphatha!

Ephphatha!

Sunday, last week, we prayed with Mark 7:24-37 including: They brought to Jesus a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched… Continue Reading

Our Anthem ‘God Defend New Zealand’

Our Anthem ‘God Defend New Zealand’

Recently, Harper Nielsen, a nine-year-old Australian girl, has had people re-looking at the Australian national anthem by refusing to stand and sing Advance Australia Fair in her school. The criticism of “for we are young and free” is not new – clearly ignoring indigenous Australians for whom that land has been home for millennia. Criticism… Continue Reading

A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 23 September

A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 23 September

Many, at this time, celebrate Creation Season. This site is committed to the three year lectionary (RC) and its derivative, the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Rather than departing from that lectionary, resources will be provided here that can be used to have a particular focus. A creation reading of the lectionary for the Sunday between… Continue Reading

Subdue the Earth and have Dominion

Subdue the Earth and have Dominion

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ Gen 1:28 It’s Creation Season. And recently a biologist asked… Continue Reading

Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

14 September is the Feast of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Day. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, these are reflections preparing for Friday. The 67-70 AD war of Jews against Romans ended with the Romans winning and the temple destroyed. Jerusalem lay in ruins. Hadrian was born just after that, 76AD. He was the… Continue Reading




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