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Defamiliarise

Defamiliarise

‘Defamiliarise’ is a word that has been echoing in my mind ever since I stumbled on its use recently in a book review. In the image of Christ the King, when a crown is made of thorns, Jesus and the Gospel subverts the concept of royalty. When Jesus reigns from a cross, Jesus and the… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Reign of Christ

Resources for the Reign of Christ

The Reign of Christ On Sunday 26 November, Roman Catholics and Anglicans/Episcopalians again share a common collect. Here is my Book of Prayers in Common. My rendering for this coming Sunday is: Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world] Pause Almighty ever-living… Continue Reading

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Resources for Week Starting 20 November

Resources for Week Starting 20 November

Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world] Pause Almighty ever-living God, [or Sovereign God] it is your will to gather up all things in your beloved one, reigning in the universe in the power that is love, mercifully grant that the whole… Continue Reading

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Stir Up

Stir Up

We have yet another ancient, shared collect. I am working on producing a full set of shared collects for the church year. My work so far can be found here: Book of Prayers in Common. My rendering is: Let us pray (in silence) [that we may be prepared] pause Stir up, O Lord, [or Stir… Continue Reading

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New Zealand Lectionary 2016

New Zealand Lectionary 2016

Available now online is New Zealand’s Lectionary Te Maramataka 2016 PDF (1.54 MB – click link to download). [Note – page numbers of the printed booklet may differ from the online version referred to here.] This is just a splash of comments from a quick first glance. There is much in a publication such as… Continue Reading

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Christchurch Faithfest

Christchurch Faithfest

On Sunday (24 November), the Feast of Christ the King, over 8,000 Roman Catholics of the Christchurch Diocese gathered in one of the few large-gathering-places left in our quake-damaged city to celebrate the Eucharist together. The day included an expo, cultural festival, and an ecumenical choral celebration. Bishop Barry Jones wrote, “Together we will thank… Continue Reading

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2013 NZ Lectionary

2013 NZ Lectionary

It’s that time of year again; when we receive The Lectionary Te Māramataka 2013 for the Anglican Church of Or. This year, the four pages of “How to use the Lectionary” are followed by two new pages “Understanding the Lectionary”. These six pages notwithstanding, someone like me still finds this publication an annual enigma. I… Continue Reading

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