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Seventh Sunday of Easter

that they may all be one

Let us pray (in silence) [that the God who entices us may also enable us to be transformed] pause Almighty and everliving God, conform our wills freely to yours, and direct our hearts to share your glory by our undivided service; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. The above is ...

No Old Testament in the Easter Season?

New Testament

Many will be wondering, on Sundays (and even on weekdays at the Daily Eucharist), why is there no reading from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible? This tradition can be traced back to Augustine of Hippo, and through him back to Cyril of Jerusalem. I reblog Mike Hayes’ information about this: The Old Testament has (almost) never… Continue Reading

Ascension Day

Ascension

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may consciously live in the presence of the Risen Christ] pause Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who believe your only-begotten Son, [only-begotten One] our redeemer, ascended this day to heaven, may also in heart and mind there continually dwell; through Jesus Christ who is alive with… Continue Reading

General Synod 2016 & Liturgy

cross

[Updated 29 April 2016 – at the end of this post, in green. There are now three alternative ways forward suggested in this post different to the Way Forward Group proposal. Furthermore, general agreement seems to be that the hashtag be #GSTHW16 ]  If you are not interested in the (possibly-esoteric) internal workings of Anglicanism in… Continue Reading

Rogation Days

Rogation Days

Rogation (from the Latin rogare ‘ask’) is a solemn supplication. Rogation days appear to go back to about the fourth or fifth century, particularly associated with litanies (a long series of prayers of intercession and praise) for crops. Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting. Traditionally there was the ‘major rogation’ on 25 April,… Continue Reading

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Pantocrator

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow into Christ’s new life] pause O God, from whom all good things come, grant that, by your inspiration, we may discern what is right, and by your merciful guiding may do it; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

Eastern Orthodox Easter

Eastern Orthodox Easter

This year Eastern Orthodox Easter Day falls on May 1. Western Easter Day was on March 27. Both East and West follow the Nicene calculation: The first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. The Eastern Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar when calculating the date of Easter.… Continue Reading




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