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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

Resources for 28th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 28th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may know God’s love and grace before, in, and after anything we do] Pause Lord, [or Lifegiving God] we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the… Continue Reading

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Praying Using Technology?

Praying Using Technology?

Cardinal Robert Sarah (Prefect of the Roman Catholic Congregation for Divine Worship) and I often see things differently. At a recent conference in Rome, celebrating 10 years since Pope Benedict XVI’s loosened restrictions on celebrating Mass in the pre-Vatican II form, Cardinal Sarah attacked using mobile phones and tablets to pray Daily Prayer: Perhaps it… Continue Reading

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Imitation is the Weirdest Form of Flattery

Imitation is the Weirdest Form of Flattery

Many of you, reading here, will have had your facebook profile cloned. Some of you have had your social media profile hacked. I’ve had some disconcerting and upsetting experiences online, but recently I had my twitter profile cloned – a new experience! Thanks for the vigilance of the online Liturgy community. And thanks to Twitter… Continue Reading

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Teaching Versus Practice (Part Two)

Teaching Versus Practice (Part Two)

There is a strong tradition, especially within Anglicanism, that Lex orandi, lex credendi – the law of praying is the law of believing. Liturgical renewal is often inspired by the reversing of this adage – so that our beliefs change the way we pray. In the previous part to this post, which, if you haven’t… Continue Reading

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Resources for 27th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 27th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may be open to God’s goodness] Pause Almighty everliving God, [or Compassionate God] you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we desire or deserve; pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 21

Matthew in Slow Motion 21

Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’ (Matthew 2:14-15) Ὁ δὲ ἐγερθεὶς παρέλαβεν τὸ παιδίον καὶ… Continue Reading

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Architecture Affects The Soul

Architecture Affects The Soul

The long-overdue plan is out for more than 120 new homes set to be built in Christchurch’s East Frame. This is inner-city living one block away from Cathedral Square. I am distressed and sorely disappointed. We may be about to create a future housing disaster in the centre of our city. Expressed most strongly: Fletcher… Continue Reading

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