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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

Resources for Lent 3

Resources for Lent 3

We have been praying the following prayer together for at least 13 centuries. Whilst it is still used in the RC Extraordinary Form, I have been unable to find it in the Ordinary Form (help me?). You can read more about it in the commentary: Collect for Lent 3 Let us pray (in silence) [that… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 6

Matthew in Slow Motion 6

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah… Continue Reading

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Negotiating With A Liturgist

Negotiating With A Liturgist

There is an old joke: Q. What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? A. You can negotiate with a terrorist. I recently wrote about the negative view many people hold of the word and concept of “liturgy”. In this current post, I want to make a comparison between “liturgy” and “grammar”. Compare the… Continue Reading

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We Have The Technology

We Have The Technology

I was recently at an event where Sam Neill was talking to some teenagers about his life, acting, and films. He spoke about the changes in technology. One of the things that he said was that each of them had sufficient technology in their pocket. Sam spoke about a great film maker that he knows… Continue Reading

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How To Baptise?

How To Baptise?

This post is part 3 of a series which began with Baptised in Paul’s Name (Part 1) and Baptised in Paul’s Name (Part 2) I feel like I need to restate each time – this study is not advocating for a change from our ecumenically-agreed practice of baptising with a verbal, formulaic proclamation “…in the… Continue Reading

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Matthew  in Slow Motion 5

Matthew in Slow Motion 5

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah (Matthew 1:6) This is the fifth post in a series – you can begin here: Matthew in Slow Motion 1 Matthew in Slow Motion 2 Matthew in Slow Motion 3 Matthew in Slow Motion 4 As… Continue Reading

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Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy has a bad name. Liturgy is a bit like “Pharisee”. It doesn’t have a great image (we easily forget that both Jesus’ and St Paul’s basic beliefs were those of the Pharisees). I belong to a Christian blogging network where the intention is that people support each other in their blogging. Admittedly, most members… Continue Reading

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