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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Let us pray (in silence) [for grace to keep Lent faithfully.] pause Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you,… Continue Reading

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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

A hymn for Shrove Tuesday Alleluia, song of gladness, hymn of endless joy and praise. Alleluia is the worship that celestial voices raise and, delighting in God’s glory, sing in heaven’s courts always. Alleluia, blessed Salem, home of all our hopes on high. Alleluia, sing the angels; Alleluia, saints reply; but we, for a time… Continue Reading

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Lent Resources

Lent Resources

You are encouraged to use material from this site. Especially if you reproduce material, please note the Terms of Use (at the bottom of each page). Ash Wednesday Collect Let us pray (in silence) [for grace to keep Lent faithfully.] pause Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the… Continue Reading

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Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2019

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2019

We can once again this year make use of the ancient tradition of announcing the date of Easter on the Feast of the Epiphany. In the past, when calendars were not common, it clearly had functional value to give the date and feasts dependant on the date of Easter Day. It still has value as… Continue Reading

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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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