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Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Quiet Day In Lent A reminder for those near Christchurch, of a Quiet Day I am giving addresses at this Saturday. See more here. O God, you so loved the world that you gave your only-begotten Son to reconcile earth with heaven: Grant that we, loving you above all things, may love our friends in… Continue Reading

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Desert Disciplines for Lent

Desert Disciplines for Lent

Monasteries and monastics draw from desert spirituality. They express disciplines that we, outside monastery walls, can draw on also. Some of these disciplines are expressed in vows of stability, obedience, ongoing conversion,… The Associates of Kopua Monastery are offering a Quiet Day in Lent on Saturday 23 March from 9:30am – 3:30pm at Te Waiora… Continue Reading

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New Bishop of Christchurch for New Times

New Bishop of Christchurch for New Times

On Saturday, the Rev. Dr Peter Carrell was ordained a bishop, and then installed as the 9th Bishop of Christchurch in Cathedral Square in front of the quake-damaged cathedral. Christchurch, in the Province of Canterbury, is an Anglican settlement, New Zealand’s first city because of the cathedral. The cathedral will be reconstructed. This is to… Continue Reading

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Thomas Merton Semicentennial Anniversary

Thomas Merton Semicentennial Anniversary

On Monday, it is 50 years since Thomas Merton’s death. There will be many events internationally. In Christchurch, people will meet at 6pm, starting at the Waimairi Cemetery, 195 Grahams Road, Burnside, where members of the Merton Family are buried [Read more here and here]. There’s plenty on this website about Thomas Merton. I have… Continue Reading

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Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) has a framework for a Eucharistic Prayer [A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa ANZPB/HKMA pages 512-514]. This can be used in any eucharist service. ACANZP also allows, in a grand service (with reading, psalm, reading, Gospel,…Prayer over the Gifts,…), the use… Continue Reading

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Goodbye Common Prayer?

Goodbye Common Prayer?

Diocesan Synods are meeting, and they are voting against supporting the direction General Synod Te Hinota Whanuia (GSTHW) is going in liturgy. I was recently asked to write a chapter for a book on the future of the Prayer Book tradition (I will let you know when that book is out). In summary, that chapter… Continue Reading

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