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Resources for Ordinary 8

Resources for Ordinary 8

Let us pray (in silence) [that we cooperate with God’s will] Pause Grant, Lord, [or O God] that the course of this world may be directed by your peaceful governance, and that your church may be joyful as, in confidence and serenity, we serve your purpose; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 2

Resources for Ordinary 2

Let us pray (in silence) [that God direct our lives in the way of peace] Pause Almighty and everliving God, [or God of revelation] you govern all things in heaven and earth; mercifully hear the prayers of your people, and guide the course of our days in your peace, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who… Continue Reading

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What The Immaculate Conception is Not

What The Immaculate Conception is Not

Recently, in a group, a Roman Catholic told a joke which used the term the “Immaculate Conception”. The joke hinged on the idea that there was no sex, there was no father involved. That is NOT what the “Immaculate Conception” refers to. It is a common misconception – even, clearly, amongst well-educated Roman Catholics. Yesterday… Continue Reading

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Resources – Advent 2

Resources – Advent 2

Slow Advent (join): As Slow Food is to Fast Food – so Slow Advent is to most people’s Fast “Season of Advent”. You can add your own ideas for celebrating a slow Advent at that link. Let us pray (in silence) [that our way is prepared for God’s swift coming] Stir up your power, O… Continue Reading

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Resources for Week Starting 20 November

Resources for Week Starting 20 November

Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world] Pause Almighty ever-living God, [or Sovereign God] it is your will to gather up all things in your beloved one, reigning in the universe in the power that is love, mercifully grant that the whole… Continue Reading

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When the Male Saints Go Marching In

When the Male Saints Go Marching In

On the Feast of All Saints, I received a tweet pointing to a blog post (from The Blog of St Chrysostom’s Church, Manchester UK) which highlighted the shocking imbalance in the Church of England’s latest calendar of saints and holy people. 80% of those named in Exciting Holiness are male. And only 5% are married.… Continue Reading

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Resources for 31st Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 31st Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty and merciful God, [or Living God or Eternal God] it is your gift alone by which your faithful people offer you true and laudable service, grant, we beseech you, that we may run, without stumbling, towards your promises; through… Continue Reading

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