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Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity

Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity

In 2013, this Liturgy website announced the Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity. This year, let’s have it running from 18 January up to and including 25 January. An Octave of prayer. This week acknowledges and is honest about our diversity. In the Northern Hemisphere, Christians are having a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 2

Resources for Ordinary 2

Let us pray (in silence) [that God direct our lives in the way of peace] Pause Almighty and everliving God, [or God of revelation] you govern all things in heaven and earth; mercifully hear the prayers of your people, and guide the course of our days in your peace, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who… Continue Reading

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Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2018

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2018

There is the ancient tradition of announcing the date of Easter on the Feast of the Epiphany. In the past, when calendars were not common, it clearly had functional value to give the date and feasts dependant on the date of Easter Day. It still has value as a proclamation of the centrality of the… Continue Reading

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Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

Although this collect may draw from shared traditions (see commentary), the collect I am currently suggesting for the First Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 7), celebrating Christ’s baptism, is a reworking of a collect by Cranmer for Christmas. Let us pray (in silence) [that we will be faithful to our baptism] Pause Eternal Father, you… Continue Reading

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Epiphany 2018

Epiphany 2018

Let us pray (in silence)      [that we may manifest God’s love for all] Pause God, [or God of mystery] by the leading of a star, on this day you revealed your only begotten one to the gentiles, lead us, who have already come to know you by faith, all the way to the… Continue Reading

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Epiphany Chalk House Blessing

Epiphany Chalk House Blessing

On Epiphany (or New Year) you can bless your house. You can make this as simple or as intricate as you like; include (liturgical) greeting (eg. “The Lord be with you…”), song or carol, holy water (sprinkling door, each room), reading (eg. Epiphany Gospel, start of John’s Gospel), more prayers, Lord’s Prayer, incense, assigning parts… Continue Reading

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The Naming of Jesus

The Naming of Jesus

January 1 is celebrated both as the Naming of Jesus (the 8th day after his birth – Luke 2:21), and as the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Mary (“Miriam”) bears the same name as Moses’ sister. A strong woman. She is married to Joseph. The names of the rest of the family are also… Continue Reading

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