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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Father in heaven, by your grace the virgin mother of your Incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with… Continue Reading

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Resources for Pentecost

Resources for Pentecost

Let us pray (in silence) [that we rejoice in the Spirit guiding our lives] pause O God, on this day you taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of your Holy Spirit, may we, by the same Spirit, be truly wise and ever rejoice in your consolation; through Jesus Christ who is alive… Continue Reading

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a global wave of prayer from 25th May to 4th June. I am all in favour of anything that encourages prayer – individually and communally. The call has been titled, “Thy Kingdom Come”. I am also interested in the use of language (“thy”) no one would consider using… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ascension Day

Resources for Ascension Day

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

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Resources for Easter Seven

Resources for Easter Seven

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… Continue Reading

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Rogation Days

Rogation Days

I have written previously that intense prayer, reflection, and action in regard to our relationship with the environment are needed now more than ever. Revival of re-imaged, contemporary, contextual Rogation practices could be part of that. Rogation (from the Latin rogare ‘ask’) is a solemn supplication. Rogation days appear to go back to about the… Continue Reading

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A Contemporary Church Building?

A Contemporary Church Building?

Many of you will have read the article (in The Press) on a possible modern cathedral for Christchurch where I am quoted significantly, and you might wonder about my thoughts. The article is here. The online version has a video about the Oxford Terrace inner-city Baptist Church that obviously is not available in the printed… Continue Reading

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