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Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

The following collect may draw from shared traditions (see commentary). It is my reworking of a collect by Cranmer for Christmas, and I am suggest it for the First Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 13), celebrating Christ’s baptism for my Book of Prayers in Common. Let us pray (in silence) [that we will be faithful… Continue Reading

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

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2019

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2019

We can once again this year make use of 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… Continue Reading

1 January 2019

1 January 2019

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 (also significant in the Hebrew Bible – Prime Minister of… Continue Reading

1st Sunday of Christmas resources

1st Sunday of Christmas resources

textweek resources scripture readings • collect/opening prayer reflection 1st Sunday after Christmas [Common Worship CofE] BCP TEC: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with… Continue Reading

Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

My Christmas Message Blessings to you and yours for the Christmas Season and for the Year of Our Lord 2019. Thank you for being part of this virtual community. Linus Drops His Security Blanket Here is a short video clip from A Charlie Brown Christmas! NB: at 0:35 seconds, Linus says: “Fear not!” At that… Continue Reading

O Emmanuel – December 23

O Emmanuel – December 23

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, hope of the nations and their saviour: come and save us, O Lord our God. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. Isaiah 7:14; 8:8; Matthew 1:23; Haggai 2:7 O come, o come, Emmanuel!… Continue Reading




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