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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Rubrics and Grammar 4

Rubrics and Grammar 4

Someone recently told me about “different approaches to law”. I asked him to write it down, this is what he wrote: Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Association, said there were different cultural approaches to laws: The British Approach, where everything is permitted unless it is prohibited. The German Approach, where everything… Continue Reading

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Videos of Note

Videos of Note

Wow! This, it seems, is the fiftieth posting of videos of note! If you know of any videos we could benefit from watching – do post those in the comments also. If you appreciated this post, do remember to like the liturgy facebook page, use the RSS feed, and sign up for a not-very-often email,… Continue Reading

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Christian Contemplation Curriculum

Christian Contemplation Curriculum

I hope that the way we mostly relate to each other on this site, the way that there is mostly more light than heat, the way that we try to respect each other when things are contentious is founded on the contemplative being more important than the controversial. I am, hence, delighted to promote a… Continue Reading

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Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may put God at the heart of our lives] Pause O God, [or Living God] the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; enfold us in your gracious care and mercy, that with you to govern and to guide us… Continue Reading

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House Church

House Church

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these. Here are some photos of one recently in the news. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in… Continue Reading

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What to Wear? Part 2

What to Wear? Part 2

You may not believe, dear reader, that the core content of this post was planned well before the Church of England gained publicity for, at the meeting of its General Synod, debating what clergy are to wear at services. I wasn’t even aware this debate was coming! Prescience? Prophecy? The 1559 Book of Common Prayer… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 17

Matthew in Slow Motion 17

When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: “And you, Bethlehem,… Continue Reading

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