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Resources for Ordinary 5

Resources for Ordinary 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily] Pause Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…] safe in your tender compassion, so that we who entrust ourselves totally to your heavenly grace may always be defended by your protection; through Jesus Christ who… Continue Reading

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a badge for your site

a badge for your site

Many people like, from time to time, to add a badge to their website or blog. The HTML for adding the above badge to your blog or website is: Ordinary (“counting”) Time is a very common way of referring to where we are currently. We stop just before Lent, and (essentially) carry on counting where… Continue Reading

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pray for Peace

pray for Peace

Here is another reworking of a collect shared by Roman Catholics and Episcopalians/Anglicans. I am very happy to receive comments and also suggestions for improvement. The process of producing such a reworking is always a wonderful mulling over and over and over. The mulling over is a form of lectio (prayer), just as the collect… Continue Reading

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2013 NZ Lectionary

2013 NZ Lectionary

It’s that time of year again; when we receive The Lectionary Te Māramataka 2013 for the Anglican Church of Or. This year, the four pages of “How to use the Lectionary” are followed by two new pages “Understanding the Lectionary”. These six pages notwithstanding, someone like me still finds this publication an annual enigma. I… Continue Reading

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Lent 2 confusion

Some notes about tomorrow, for Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and of course – for all of you interested. Anglican The NZ Lectionary does not provide an email address for questions. I receive emails asking for explanation, not only from the “person in the pew” but also from senior, well-trained clergy trying to make sense of the… Continue Reading

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When does Epiphany end?

When does Epiphany end?

Our bishop recently wrote to the diocese, “The season of Epiphany extends to Ash Wednesday”. Well, in Canada, yes. And in The Episcopal Church. But not in New Zealand Anglicanism. Not this year anyway (yep, two years ago it was true here). In this year’s NZ Anglican Lectionary(PDF download), this coming Sunday (29 January) is… Continue Reading

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Week starting February 20

Week starting February 20

St. Martin and the Beggar (image source) scripture readings textweek resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for February 20 and week following (NZPB & BCP-TEC) • collect/opening prayer reflection for February 20 and week following (Common Worship CofE) To be struck on the right cheek (Mt 5:39) means one has been hit with the back of… Continue Reading

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