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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

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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Candle Questions

Candle Questions

The questions in this post are not rhetorical. And, yes, for those who think that liturgy and the study of liturgy is akin to stamp collecting or cigar-band collecting, this post can be another piece of evidence about liturgy’s esoteric irrelevance. It doesn’t hurt to have the occasional lighter (see what I did there!) post… Continue Reading

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Prayer in Parliament

Prayer in Parliament

Standing Order 62 of New Zealand’s House of Representatives reads: On taking the Chair at the commencement of each sitting the Speaker reads a prayer to the House and the Mace is placed upon the Table. Prayer has begun each day in parliament since 1854. Concern was expressed, even in those days, that no religious… Continue Reading

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Submission on Blessing Same-Sex Couples

Submission on Blessing Same-Sex Couples

UPDATE 21 November 2017; 4:58pm A comment has meant I have updated the text. UPDATE 16 November 2017; 4:30pm In spite of the Working Group Interim report being crystal clear that We welcome comments …Comments can be forwarded …no later than 4:30pm, Friday 17 November 2017 … by email c/- the General secretary at gensecm@anglicanchurch.org.nz… Continue Reading

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Resources for 33rd Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 33rd Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may persevere in our growth into God’s life] pause God of inspiration, you caused all holy scriptures to be written for our instruction, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of your holy Word, we… Continue Reading

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Agreeing on The Holy Spirit

Agreeing on The Holy Spirit

No sooner have we been having our own discussion on this site about the Filioque (“and the Son” – absent in the original Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed of 325/381 AD but added solely by the West to follow directly after, “The Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father…”) than theologians from the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox… Continue Reading

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