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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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Giving Holy Communion to Infants

Giving Holy Communion to Infants

Recent discussion about confirmation (and here and check the search box for more) has highlighted that many people are not aware of the majority historical practice of a united Christian initiation: baptism-christmation/confirmation-communion. Receiving communion, then, is clearly the repeatable part of Christian initiation. Current practices separating baptism; confirmation; communion – or – baptism; communion; confirmation… Continue Reading

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Lent resources

Lent resources

I’m collecting links here to resources for Lent. Especially for those who are not regulars here. Please remember to click on the different tabs on the menu above; hover over them to see sub-menus, use the search box in the top right to find what you are looking for. Please add other resources, including your… Continue Reading

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GSTHW in review 2

GSTHW in review 2

It is, for me, beyond comprehension how the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP), a church noted for its commitment to Te Reo Maori and Polynesian languages, has just passed a Bill that, unless there is an appeal during the following year, will make Ashes to Fire (a collection of liturgies for… Continue Reading

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Week starting April 3

Week starting April 3

scripture readings textweek resources This is also Mothering Sunday When Lent began on the first Monday in Lent (day after First Sunday in Lent), this Sunday was half-way through Lent: Mid-Lent Sunday (in French mi-carême). This allowed for some feasting. Lightening the shade of the purple dye may have resulted in rose-coloured vestments. Some visited… Continue Reading

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Shrove Tuesday & start of Lent

“Shrove” is the past tense of the verb “shrive” – “to obtain absolution for oneself by confessing and doing penance”: God of infinite mercy, grant that we who know your compassion may rejoice in your forgiveness and gladly forgive others for the sake of Jesus Christ our Saviour who is alive with with you and… Continue Reading

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Week starting February 14

Week starting February 14

Reflections based on the collect 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 14 reflection from the collect/opening prayer 6th Sunday after the Epiphany February 14 reflection from the collect/opening prayer (TEC BCP USA) Most using the Revised Common Lectionary will be celebrating Transfiguration Sunday this Sunday (the Sunday before Lent), with the Gospel reading as Luke… Continue Reading

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