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Call no man Father

Call no man Father

Recently, I wrote about the call to stop using “Father” for priests because of the abuse crisis. This post continues that reflection by thinking about the selective biblical literalism that eschews addressing clergy as “Father”. It is repeating a post from an earlier time. Jesus says: “And call no one your father on earth, for… Continue Reading

An Act of Discord?

An Act of Discord?

In The Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church, the Calendar (page 23) has that a celebration of “The First Book of Common Prayer, 1549, is appropriately observed on a weekday following the Day of Pentecost.” Today, on this site, is that day. Almighty and everliving God, whose servant Thomas Cranmer, with Others, restored… Continue Reading

Transubstantiation and Sacrifice?

Transubstantiation and Sacrifice?

All over the South Pacific, on Sunday Anglicans (and others) prayed: Praise and glory to you creator Spirit of God;you make our bread Christ’s bodyto heal and reconcileand to make us the body of Christ.You make our wine Christ’s living sacrificial bloodto redeem the world.You are truth.You come like the wind of heaven, unseen, unbidden.Like… Continue Reading

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday

This week is the tenth week in Ordinary Time (Counting Time). On Sunday, June 16, Trinity Sunday takes precedence and hence replaces the Sunday in the eleventh week in Ordinary Time. Let us pray (in silence) [to God the source of all being, through the eternal Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit] pause… Continue Reading

After Pentecost

After Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost concludes the Easter Season – it is the culmination of the Great Fifty Days of the Easter season. The first Sunday after Easter is Trinity Sunday! Monday June 10 is the Monday in the 10th Week in Ordinary Time. We left off counting the weeks in Ordinary Time at the 8th… Continue Reading

Worship Rules?

Worship Rules?

I recently attended a workshop to improve photography. The presenter worked through a list of photography rules: the rule of thirds hotspots the effect of lines … I regularly make a parallel between worship (or liturgy) and grammar – trying to stress that liturgy “rules” are more descriptive than prescriptive (sure, there’s a prescriptive component… Continue Reading




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