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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ; a Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion. Here is the NZ Anglican official collect: Loving God, at the breaking of bread you are made known. In the Sacrament we are fed with the living bread; guide us to… Continue Reading

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Resources for Trinity Sunday

Resources for Trinity Sunday

This week is the seventh week in Ordinary Time (Counting Time). Sunday, May 27, Trinity Sunday takes precedence and hence replaces the Sunday in the eighth week in Ordinary Time. Let us pray (in silence) [to God the source of all being, through the eternal Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit] pause Almighty… Continue Reading

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How to Celebrate Eucharist

How to Celebrate Eucharist

On this site, available free, is my book Celebrating Eucharist. It is particularly appropriate for those leading worship and is also useful to worshippers generally. I am a strong advocate that we all celebrate Eucharist together. The book can be used by individuals and also in a discussion group or worship-planning group. Celebrating Eucharist is… Continue Reading

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Bishop Victoria Matthews Resigns

Bishop Victoria Matthews Resigns

Today, my bishop, Bishop Victoria Matthews, the eighth Bishop of Christchurch, resigned. She was installed at ChristChurch Cathedral on August 30, 2008. Previous to this she was the Bishop of Edmonton, Canada for 10 years (1997–2007) and Suffragan (Assistant) Bishop of Toronto (1994–1997). She was the first woman ordained bishop in the Anglican Church of… Continue Reading

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Counting the Flock

Counting the Flock

New Zealand has just been completing its census (on Tuesday, 6 March 2018). Every five years (since 1851) we count everything from Culture to Work (and Education, Income, and Religion in between). This year it was mostly done online. I think statistics (if used well) are very important – it is nigh impossible to plan… Continue Reading

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Communion on the Tongue?

Communion on the Tongue?

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, recently wrote that he sees receiving communion kneeling and on the tongue as the much more suitable approach. In strong words, he wrote: We can understand how the most insidious diabolical attack consists in trying to extinguish faith in the Eucharist, sowing errors and favoring… Continue Reading

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Christchurch Diocese Strong Support for Way to Allow Blessing Committed Same-Sex Couples

Christchurch Diocese Strong Support for Way to Allow Blessing Committed Same-Sex Couples

I remind especially new commenters here that the culture of this site is light over heat – no anonymous comments (unless in exceptional cases where your normal name would make you vulnerable); no ad-hominem comments. Remember, there are real people we are talking about, and real people reading what we write here. On Saturday (3… Continue Reading

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