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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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Fixing Easter Day

Fixing Easter Day

An agreement has been reached to move Easter to April 1, “whatever day of the week that might happen to be”. A committee has been meeting several times a year for three years. It has had representatives from the Vatican, Eastern Orthodoxy (2 reps: Constantinople and Moscow), the Copts, Armenians, Anglicans, and The World Council… Continue Reading

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When Love Meets Dust

When Love Meets Dust

When Love Meets Dust – Valentine’s Day meets Ash Wednesday Posted by Alana Levandoski on Tuesday, 6 February 2018   Alana Levandoski has composed the wonderful When Love Meets Dust specifically for this occasion of Ash Wednesday coinciding with Valentine’s Day. She says, It wasn’t lost on me that Valentine’s Day, our oft saccharine feast… Continue Reading

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Resources for Lent 1

Resources for Lent 1

I remind you of my reflection on the coinciding of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. The above chart gives a good overview of the different ways of counting Lent and Easter. You are welcome (encouraged) to reproduce it – but please have the courtesy of acknowledgement and, if online, put a clickable link to this… Continue Reading

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Ashes on St Valentine’s Day

Ashes on St Valentine’s Day

When Ash Wednesday meets St Valentine’s Day – what happens?! A chocolate cross on your forehead? A box of burnt palm leaves as a gift to your loved one? Such a coinciding of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day hasn’t happened since 1945, but whatever you do this year might set a precedence for what is… Continue Reading

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Resources for Lent 1

Resources for Lent 1

The above chart gives a good overview of the different ways of counting Lent and Easter. You are welcome (encouraged) to reproduce it – but please have the courtesy of acknowledgement and, if online, put a clickable link to this site. Collect for Lent 1 Let us pray (in silence) [to follow Christ more closely]… Continue Reading

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Different is Better?

Different is Better?

This is a blog post about worship. I promise. Read on. I have watched recordings of the TV programme The New Zealand Home. There is an unquestioned, articulated doctrine that having an area of houses where all share a similar style, a similar look, is undesirable. We see this doctrine at work in the Christchurch… Continue Reading

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