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Three Popes and a Patriarch

Three Popes and a Patriarch

The image above, of three popes and a patriarch (no it’s not the beginning of a joke), may be unique in Christian history. The Copts have been separate from majority Christianity since the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451, the fourth ecumenical council. Pope Francis (for the Roman Catholic Church) and Pope Tawadros II (for… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 5

Resources for Ordinary 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily] Pause Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…] safe in your tender compassion, so that we who entrust ourselves totally to your heavenly grace may always be defended by your protection; through Jesus Christ who… Continue Reading

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Spirituality and Community on the Internet

Spirituality and Community on the Internet

I was asked to write an article for the quarterly NZ RC magazine “Liturgy”. This was published in the December 2016 edition. This is a publication of the Liturgy Centre. You can subscribe to the magazine by contacting Tina Coll tinac [AT] cda [DOT] org [DOT] nz . I am grateful for their permission to… Continue Reading

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Synodality and Primacy

Synodality and Primacy

The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church announced that it had reached substantial agreement on the questions of primacy and synodality in the Church. It was described as a “landmark agreement”. There is increasing acceptance of the first-among-equals of the Bishop of Rome role in the pre-1054 church.… Continue Reading

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Lectionary 2017

Lectionary 2017

UPDATE: Here is the 2017 NZ Lectionary to download as a PDF. Here is a review of New Zealand’s Lectionary Te Maramataka 2017. ORIGINAL POST CONTINUES: I am receiving requests from people planning 2017 who do not have a copy of a lectionary beyond this year. These people are asking for places to look for… Continue Reading

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Around God’s Table

Around God’s Table

The language we use, the words we choose, form lenses for the reality we are talking about. At the Sacra Liturgia conference in London on Tuesday last week, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, asked that priests begin presiding at the Eucharist ad orientem, that… Continue Reading

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