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Peace

Peace

As-salāmu ʿalaykum (Arabic: السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ) is a greeting in Arabic that means “Peace be upon you”. The greeting is a religious salutation among Muslims when greeting, though it is also used by Arabic speakers of other religions, including Arab Christians. The typical response to the greeting is wa ʿalaykumu s-salām(وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام) “And peace be upon you too”. Greeting people with… Continue Reading

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Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Quiet Day In Lent A reminder for those near Christchurch, of a Quiet Day I am giving addresses at this Saturday. See more here. O God, you so loved the world that you gave your only-begotten Son to reconcile earth with heaven: Grant that we, loving you above all things, may love our friends in… Continue Reading

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Resources for Lent 3

Resources for Lent 3

Let us pray (in silence) [that the more we see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, the more we may be drawn closer to God] pause God, the source of all our strength; watch over us within and without, that in body we may be protected from all adversity, and in… Continue Reading

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Communion For One?

Communion For One?

I received a fascinating question recently: if a lay person is licensed by the bishop to lead communion from the Reserved Sacrament, can they have a service of communion alone, by themselves? I have never thought about this – and I suspect that the question never entered the minds of many who prepared the rites… Continue Reading

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Bishop-elect of Nelson

Bishop-elect of Nelson

Yesterday, the Archbishops announced that The Reverend Steve Maina will be the next bishop of the Nelson Anglican Diocese: Steve brings a proven mission focus to all aspects of his ministry and is widely respected for his energetic and innovative proclamation of the Gospel. His leadership of NZCMS has revitalized its response to the sending… Continue Reading

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