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Resources for 32nd Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 32nd Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [to live in the freedom God gives us] Pause Almighty and most tender-hearted God, [or Compassionate God] through your inexhaustible goodness, keep us from all that may hurt us, so that, ready in both mind and body, we may, with free hearts, pursue your purpose; through Jesus Christ who is… Continue Reading

Consecration?

Consecration?

I had a fascinating discussion recently with someone I deeply respect who kept pressing me to deeper clarification about what actually happens at baptism. What difference does it actually make? I have this conversation in mind with the news of the consecration of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. What actually happens when a church building… Continue Reading

New Missal Translation?

New Missal Translation?

I’m grateful to regular commenter here, Deacon Chris Sullivan, who pointed to the statement from the New Zealand [Roman Catholic] bishops welcoming Pope Francis’ edict on translations of liturgical texts. For those not (fully) up to speed on this, let’s just recap: Liturgiam authenticam was promulgated by the Vatican in 2001. It had a very… Continue Reading

Resources for 31st Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 31st Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty and merciful God, [or Living God or Eternal God] it is your gift alone by which your faithful people offer you true and laudable service, grant, we beseech you, that we may run, without stumbling, towards your promises; through… Continue Reading

500th Birthday of Protestantism

500th Birthday of Protestantism

500th Anniversary of The Reformation On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther sent a letter to Albrecht (‘Albert’), Archbishop of Mainz and also Archbishop of Magdeburg. There are people (like Andreas Malessa) who think that the story that Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg is “probably nonsense”. I think… Continue Reading

Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

It is time to put the ‘Hallow’ back into ‘Halloween’. Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls forms a triduum (three days of liturgical observance). ‘Halloween’ is a contraction of ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ (the ‘eve’, the day before All Hallows – All Saints). This triduum can be a celebration of past, present, and future Eternal Life… Continue Reading

Sex Obsessed

Sex Obsessed

Theologians talk about the ‘marks’ of the Church. The ‘mark’ of the Anglican Church is… an obsessions with sex. Same-sex to be clear and precise. We have been debating this decade upon decade upon decade. The Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper recently blogged about the obsession in a post Obsessed about sex?. Do read the… Continue Reading




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