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Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter

Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may rejoice in sharing in Christ’s resurrection] pause O God, in Christ’s humiliation, you stooped down, and raised up the fallen world in the resurrection, grant to your faithful people a holy joy, so that those whom you have freed may delight in you eternally; through Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

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Fr Andrew Starky RIP

Fr Andrew Starky RIP

Fr Andrew Starky (Vicar of St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch) died suddenly on Holy Saturday. I had the sad privilege of speaking at his funeral yesterday. Many have asked for a copy of what I said, and ask that I put my words online here. Here is what I said: Last Friday, Good Friday,… Continue Reading

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Easter Friday

Easter Friday

It’s a battle I think that’s been lost. Sorry. I think most people, at least of the church-going variety, can get to Easter Monday being the day after Easter Day – so, April 17. And Easter Tuesday is April 18. But regularly I find, especially in the advertising world, that last week, Friday April 14… Continue Reading

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Same Day for Eastern and Western Easter

Same Day for Eastern and Western Easter

This year, Eastern (Orthodox) and Western Easter Day was celebrated on the same day. Unless we come to some agreement, that won’t happen again for eight years. This link explains how the date of Easter Day is arrived at. Here’s the next few years when Eastern and Western Easters coincide: 2025 2028 2031 2034… image… Continue Reading

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Sonny Bill Williams and Tape-Gate

Sonny Bill Williams and Tape-Gate

Famous Kiwi Rugby player, Sonny Bill Williams, has daily been in the news and opinion pieces because, as a convert to Islam, he taped over the bank sponsor’s logo on his rugby jersey. NZ Rugby has had a conscientious objection clause in its contract for 10 years, and, as the controversy developed, they and BNZ… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Second Sunday of Easter

Resources for the Second Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that through the fifty days of Easter, the Risen Christ will touch and transform our lives] pause Grant, we pray, O God, [or Almighty God] that we, who share in the paschal celebrations, may, through your goodness, hold fast to them in the way we live our lives; through Jesus… Continue Reading

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