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Resources for 29th Ordinary Sunday

Old Woman Praying

Let us pray (in silence) [that God may continue to guide and gather us] pause Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

Our Values

World Values

Someone sent me the above image – a clever graphic representation of values by country sourced in the World Values Survey. In New Zealand, we, on average, value religion last in the six categories provided. Our order of values is: family, friends, leisure, work, politics, religion. We share this ranking with Australia, Estonia, Germany, Hong… Continue Reading

Saint Bruno of Cologne

Carthusians in Choir

Bruno of Cologne (Cologne c. 1030 – Serra San Bruno 6 October 1101) was the founder of the Carthusian Order, personally founded the order’s first two communities. He was a celebrated teacher at Reims, and a close advisor of his former pupil, Pope Urban II. God, you called Bruno to serve you in a life… Continue Reading

50th Anniversary Anglican Centre Rome

Primates Anglican

At 6pm this evening, Archbishop Justin Welby and Pope Francis will jointly lead a service at San Gregorio al Celio, Rome. The Sistine Chapel Choir and the choir of Canterbury Cathedral will be part of the service. This service marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Anglican Centre in Rome. Archbishop Justin will… Continue Reading

End of the Anglican Church (part 3)?

Empty Church

A ‘perfect storm’ results from a combination of adverse factors. I keep tripping over such factors: I read of the relentless decline of The US Episcopal Church continuing. It is regularly contrasted with a (yet-to-be-verified-and-I-suspect-oversimplified) meme that “conservative churches are growing” (in fact cathedral worship is bucking the trend). The fragmenting tendency of Bible-alone protestantism… Continue Reading

Lectionary 2017

Lectionary readings

I am receiving requests from people planning 2017 who do not have a copy of a lectionary beyond this year. These people are asking for places to look for help in their planning. 27 November 2016 is the start of Advent Year A – the year focusing primarily on Matthew’s Gospel. Textweek is always a… Continue Reading

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