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To Absolve or Not to Absolve?

To Absolve or Not to Absolve?

The question I received from someone was: why do Anglicans absolve the congregation with “you” language …God have mercy on you, pardon you…[A New Zealand Prayer Book page 408] and in the Roman Catholic Mass, at that point it is “us” language: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring… Continue Reading

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Christians are not United when to Pray for Unity

Christians are not United when to Pray for Unity

Northern Hemisphere Christians are praying for Christian Unity. Southern Hemisphere Christians will wait until June to do so. In a comment on the site, Anglican Downunder, Bowman Walton recently gave a very helpful summary of the origin of the Northern-Hemisphere Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity: In 1898, a priest and a lay woman organised… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 2

Resources for Ordinary Week 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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Resources for Advent 2

Resources for Advent 2

Slow Advent (join): As Slow Food is to Fast Food – so Slow Advent is to most people’s Fast “Season of Advent”. This includes the AdventWord digital Advent calendar and Advent Online 2018 Reflections. You can add your own ideas for celebrating a slow Advent at that link. Let us pray (in silence) [that our… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 34

Resources for Ordinary Week 34

The Reign of Christ 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… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 32

Resources for Ordinary Week 32

Let us pray (in silence) [to live in the freedom God gives us] Pause Almighty and most tender-hearted God, [or Compassionate God] through your inexhaustible goodness, keep us from all that may hurt us, so that, ready in both mind and body, we may, with free hearts, pursue your purpose; through Jesus Christ who is… Continue Reading

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Daily Devotions for Advent 2018

Daily Devotions for Advent 2018

Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 (The Living Gospel) Paperback 2018 by Greg Kandra [Kindle or paperback – inexpensive; about $1] Every day, I prayerfully read the Gospel reading set for the Daily Eucharist. This is the most-used systematic bible-reading arrangement in the world. It is used by Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and many others – not… Continue Reading

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