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All Saints Resources

All Saints

Some communities will celebrate All Saints' this coming Sunday. Others will celebrate it on Tuesday, November 1st. ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng, that ...

Worship Leadership for the Mission of the Church

Table Manners: Liturgical Leadership for the Mission of the Church by Simon Reynolds (192 pages) This is a book I have only recently discovered. It follows an approach similar to my own. Simon Reynolds, a parish priest serving in the Anglican Church, tries to go beyond partisan eccentricities to underlying principles of liturgy – whatever… Continue Reading

The End of Common Prayer

1549 BCP

There are different ways to be a community, a Christian community [or any religious community]. You could focus around a leader. You could find unity by all signing up to the same list of beliefs. You could find unity by a common mission drive. You could focus on knowing each other and being like a… Continue Reading

Some Thoughts From Holiday

New Zealand Holiday

Holidays are often a good time to look at how things are done elsewhere, to view things differently, and reflect… I recently had some holiday and so looked around church buildings I was unfamiliar with, and tried to find out how to get to services in places I was not used to. In your own… Continue Reading

Synodality and Primacy

Pope and Patriarch

The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church announced that it had reached substantial agreement on the questions of primacy and synodality in the Church. It was described as a “landmark agreement”. There is increasing acceptance of the first-among-equals of the Bishop of Rome role in the pre-1054 church.… Continue Reading

Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Tax Collector & Pharisee Mafa

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty everliving God, [or God of holiness] increase within us your gifts of faith, hope, and love, and make us cherish what you command, so that we may obtain what you promise; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you,… Continue Reading

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