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Resources for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Resources for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow into Christ’s new life] pause O God,from whom all good things come,grant that,by your inspiration,we may discern what is right,and by your merciful guiding may do it;through Jesus Christwho is alive with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.Amen. The above is… Continue Reading

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Sacrifice Part 3

Sacrifice Part 3

First read:Accept This SacrificeSacrifice Part 1Sacrifice Part 2 Let’s start a New Testament reflection with θυσία (thusia). This word in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible translates 8 different Hebrew words. We have to be aware that some of the New Testament is written before the destruction of the Jerusalem temple; there are still… Continue Reading

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Eastern Orthodox Easter

Eastern Orthodox Easter

This year Eastern Orthodox Easter Day fell on 28 April. Western Easter Day was a week earlier, on 21 April. Both East and West follow the Nicene calculation: The first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. The Eastern Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar when calculating the… Continue Reading

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Women Deacons

Women Deacons

Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money; they must hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them first be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them serve as deacons. Women likewise must be serious, not slanderers, but… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Resources for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that God will make us one in mind and heart] pause O God,you inspire the hearts of the faithful with a single longing,grant your people to love what you commandand to desire what you promise,so that in all the changes and chancesof this uncertain world,our hearts may surely there be… Continue Reading

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False or a Counter-Official Narrative?

False or a Counter-Official Narrative?

Apparently, statements are not false any more. Apparently, they are now a “counter-official narrative”! That fits. How does a post-modern, post-truth, conspiracy-theory-obsessed, fake-news-saturated culture deal with what we used to call “false”? There are, shockingly, people who think that the Christchurch terrorist attack never happened, that it was a false-flag event, even a state-sponsored false… Continue Reading

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Sacrifice Part 2

Sacrifice Part 2

This wasn’t the planned “Part 2” – but it might be better for that. First, read Part 1. There, in the comments, Rev. Chris Spark highlighted that etymology does not always determine meaning. I would argue that it is regularly a great place to start in understanding a word to look at its origin –… Continue Reading

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