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Year C

Year C

The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 2. In the three year lectionary the focus is on St Luke’s Gospel. In your community, and in your own life, is planning underway how to best make use of this year’s lectionary? It is just plain stubbornly irritating, especially if your denomination (like mine) has… Continue Reading

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Advent Celebration and Sermon

Advent Celebration and Sermon

On Sunday it was the 25th anniversary of my ordination as priest, and the local parish, St Michael and All Angels, invited me to preside and preach. The Priest in Charge (Canon Craufurd Murray – the vicar is away on Study Leave) was the one who presented me 25 years ago, and was my training… Continue Reading

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25 Years A Priest

25 Years A Priest

I was ordained a priest by Bishop David Coles in Christchurch Cathedral on 27 November 1991. On Advent Sunday (27 November 2016), twenty-five years on, I am grateful that the local parish, St Michael and All Angels, has invited me to preside and preach at the 10am Solemn Mass. [You are, of course, very welcome.… Continue Reading

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Advent Sunday Resources

Advent Sunday Resources

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] Pause Almighty God, [or God of hope or God of justice and peace] give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in the which… Continue Reading

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Year C

Year C

The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 2. In the three year lectionary the focus is on St Luke’s Gospel. In your community, and in your own life, is planning underway how to best make use of this year’s lectionary? It is just plain stubbornly irritating, especially if your denomination (like mine) has… Continue Reading

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Week starting November 27

Week starting November 27

The colour is Violet or Blue (Sarum). The Gloria is not used. Many Roman Catholics are, this Advent Sunday, moving to the new English Mass translation. New Zealand, having started early, now has this transition delayed. Textweek resources The readings Advent resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for November 27 Advent 1 and the week following… Continue Reading

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Advent: do nothing!

Happy New Year! Well for Western Christians anyway – we start the new church year on Advent Sunday, the Sunday that falls between November 27 and December 3. (Orthodox start the church year September 1). From the late 4th century CE to the late Middle Ages, much of Western Europe, including Great Britain, engaged in… Continue Reading

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