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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 you,… Continue Reading

Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 2)

Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of Eucharistic Prayers in Common. I encourage you to read Part 1 first. Some people will think that what stands in the way of an ecumenical Eucharistic Prayer is disagreement around transubstantiation. Ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist would not concur. Transubstantiation, if taken literally, comes from an Aristotelian metaphysics that can… Continue Reading

What is Consecration?

What is Consecration?

I had promised a continuation of the consecration discussion, and I want to do this now before this site’s Summer slowdown. Do go back to the post about consecration first. I must admit to more questions and points of discussion than answers. I think my underlying question is: what does “consecration” do? When bishops consecrate… Continue Reading

Christmas Resources

Christmas Resources

Let us pray (in silence) [that through celebrating the Incarnation we will deepen our relationship with Christ] pause God, year by year you make us glad with the hope of our redemption, grant that we who joyfully receive your only begotten Son as our Redeemer may with sure confidence behold him when he comes as… Continue Reading

Resources for Advent 4

Resources for Advent 4

Let us pray (in silence) [that the message of God coming to save us may transform our lives] Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,      [or Pour forth, we beseech you, O God,] your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the… Continue Reading

Right to Die? NZ and Euthanasia

Right to Die? NZ and Euthanasia

The New Zealand Parliament has twice voted against a bill to allow for legal euthanasia (1995 – vote 61-29; and 2003 – vote 58-59). On Wednesday, a new bill passed its first reading (76 to 44). What agility do we have in discussing ethics? Leaving Roman Catholic clergy formation to one side for the moment,… Continue Reading

Container of the Uncontainable

Container of the Uncontainable

On the recent Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, I happened to be doing some work on one of my favourite black Madonnas: Our Lady of Montserrat (image above). Yes – I have visited and prayed there. She is in the style of the ‘Throne of Wisdom’. Mary becomes, as it were, the throne… Continue Reading




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