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Category Archives: lectionary

Book of Prayers in Common 2013

Book of Prayers in Common

I am absolutely delighted to launch the first edition of my Book of Prayers in Common. If you are a regular at this Liturgy website you will have seen this being developed step by step. If you are one of the people who has helped with that preparation of this book – thank you.

You can download the Book of Prayers in Common by clicking the link:

Book of Prayers in Common PDF

You can also download it as an .epub file (This is for iPad and other mobile devices. I am not as happy yet with this – if you have the option, I would use the PDF above. It should work fine on most mobile devices.)

Book of Prayers in Common epub

The text of the book is also online on this site as a webpage. [Update: a Kindle version is now available also, on that page].

This book is an ongoing project, and you will find further additions and editions on this site as they are prepared. It would be great to have it at least translated into Te Reo Māori. If you are interested in assisting with that, please let me know.

Many of you know – I have been working on this for a long time – a treasure of prayers we share as Christians, collects reworked for our new context. It seems particularly appropriate to launch this in a week that in the Northern Hemisphere, at least, Christians are particularly praying for Christian Unity.

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daily devotion

Daily Devotion

My good e-friend John van de Laar has recently added Daily Worship to his wonderful website Sacredise. His reflections are based around the reading system in the 2005 resource from the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT). That organisation, in 1992, produced the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), a revision of the 1983 (Common Lectionary) which wasContinue Reading

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online lectionary resources

Although, unfortunately, the title of the website suffers from clericalism (as if only clergy would find use in a quality lectionary resource), the Biblia Clerus website is clearly a wonderful resource. You can search a Biblical text and its commentary to locate specific references to Sacred Scripture made by Doctors of the Church and churchContinue Reading

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New Sunday preaching resource

I want to enthusiastically recommend a relatively new preaching resource to you: WaiapuAcademy.org. This has a wonderful collection of podcasts that is being updated each week. Click here for the podcast for this coming Sunday (February 13). The Rev. Dr. Howard Pilgrim is a colleague and friend. He has had a lifelong passion for biblicalContinue Reading

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NZ Lectionary online

I have not previously put a link from this site to this year’s online lectionary from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Click here to download a PDF of this year’s lectionary (4 MB)

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