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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Year B

Year B

Following yesterday’s post, and the helpful comment, I thought (in the digital practice of “Throwback Thursday” but for Year B rather than C) to adapt a previous blog post. The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 3. In the three year lectionary, the focus is on St Mark’s Gospel. In your community, and… Continue Reading

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New Zealand Lectionary 2018

New Zealand Lectionary 2018

You will find New Zealand’s Lectionary Te Maramataka 2018 PDF online (1.58 MB – click link to download). Page numbers of the printed booklet are identical to the online version. This post is just a collection of comments from a quick first glance. There is much in a publication such as this that is good… Continue Reading

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Resources for Advent 1

Resources for Advent 1

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] Pause Almighty God, [or God of hope or God of justice and peace] give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in the which… Continue Reading

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Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 1)

Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 1)

I was delighted to receive an enthusiastic response from Bishop Patrick Dunn to my hope that Anglicans and Roman Catholics (and others interested) work together to produce English language translations that can, as much as possible, be used by anyone in those denominations. Let us pray that this gets some real traction. In this post,… Continue Reading

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Simplify Daily Prayer

Simplify Daily Prayer

I am passionate about Daily Prayer – using the Bible, particularly the Psalms, as a disciplined way of praying. If the Eucharist is the jewel in the crown – then Daily Prayer is its setting. From a scholarly point of view, there is the ‘cathedral’ tradition – a people’s office (another name for Daily Prayer),… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Reign of Christ

Resources for the Reign of Christ

The Reign of Christ On Sunday 26 November, Roman Catholics and Anglicans/Episcopalians again share a common collect. Here is my Book of Prayers in Common. My rendering for this coming Sunday is: Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world] Pause Almighty ever-living… Continue Reading

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