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Church – The Flockumentary

Church – The Flockumentary

Last weekend I went to see the ‘flockumentary’, Pecking Order. It is a 2017 New Zealand comedy documentary film about competitive poultry showing. The film was shot primarily in Christchurch (NZ), focusing on poultry shows and the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club. The trailer (above) gives the flavour of the film. As I was… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 14

Matthew in Slow Motion 14

When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. (Matthew 1:24-25) ιεγερθεὶς δὲ ὁ Ἰωσὴφ ἀπὸ τοῦ ὕπνου, ἐποίησεν ὡς προσέταξεν αὐτῷ ὁ ἄγγελος Κυρίου,… Continue Reading

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Resources for 11th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 11th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow in unity with God – the source of all good] pause O God, the strength of all who hope in you, mercifully accept our prayers, and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do nothing without you, grant us the help of your grace,… Continue Reading

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Emotional Correctness

Emotional Correctness

Maybe I’m a bit late to this conversation (like three years too late), but there might be others, like me, who haven’t previously seen the above clip. It will take 5 minutes of your time. Sally Kohn speaks as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News and urges us to transcend our differences. It’s… Continue Reading

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Saving a Church

Saving a Church

he November 2016 earthquakes. Whenever I drove up the coast between Kaikoura and Blenheim, I stopped to visit this gem of a church building. Read more here and here. Like the facebook page. Donate on the givealittle page. The church’s website. Friend and fellow-kiwi-priest-blogger, Peter Carrell is similarly promoting this fundraising here. If you appreciated… Continue Reading

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Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics are the instructions given within a printed service. I have been proposing a model of liturgy (communal worship) as being like a language – the language of liturgy being primarily the symbols, signs, gestures, etc. accompanied by words. Rubrics, traditionally, were coloured red, although now they are commonly simply printed in black italics. There… Continue Reading

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