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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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Rethinking Ash Wednesday

Rethinking Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is also well known as “There is something on your forehead” Wednesday as we proudly head out from the Eucharist into the secular world witnessing to our faith and declaring to the world that we have begun the Lenten fast [even to the point of #ashtag selfies here and here] …. ummmm…. just… Continue Reading

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Ash Wednesday and Lent Resources

Ash Wednesday and Lent Resources

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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Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2016

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2016

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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What is Lent?

What is Lent?

I have been asked more than once about a simple introduction to Lent, so I have expanded my reflection about adapting Lent to the Southern Hemisphere and preceded it with an introduction What is Lent? Here is a reflection on Shrove Tuesday. Here is a Shrove Tuesday Hymn. Here is a worship outline for Ash… Continue Reading

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repeating the Ash Wednesday collect?

repeating the Ash Wednesday collect?

The early English-language Books of Common Prayer did not have this, but, in 1662, a rubric was added after the collect for Ash Wednesday: This Collect is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day. I argue strongly against having two (or more) collects in a row at the… Continue Reading

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