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What Happened at General Synod 2018

What Happened at General Synod 2018

The 63rd General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui (GSTHW) met in the week of 4-11 May, 2018, in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Here are some brief reflections – particularly around discussions and decisions around worship and liturgy. The limitation to liturgy is not saying the other decisions are unimportant – quite the opposite. There is much… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ascension Day

Resources for Ascension Day

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may consciously live in the presence of the Risen Christ] pause Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who believe your only-begotten Son, [only-begotten One] our redeemer, ascended this day to heaven, may also in heart and mind there continually dwell; through Jesus Christ who is alive with… Continue Reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity

Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity

In 2013, this Liturgy website announced the Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity. This year, let’s have it running from 18 January up to and including 25 January. An Octave of prayer. This week acknowledges and is honest about our diversity. In the Northern Hemisphere, Christians are having a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.… Continue Reading

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Year B

Year B

Following yesterday’s post, and the helpful comment, I thought (in the digital practice of “Throwback Thursday” but for Year B rather than C) to adapt a previous blog post. The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 3. In the three year lectionary, the focus is on St Mark’s Gospel. In your community, and… Continue Reading

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Simplify Daily Prayer

Simplify Daily Prayer

I am passionate about Daily Prayer – using the Bible, particularly the Psalms, as a disciplined way of praying. If the Eucharist is the jewel in the crown – then Daily Prayer is its setting. From a scholarly point of view, there is the ‘cathedral’ tradition – a people’s office (another name for Daily Prayer),… Continue Reading

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Blessing Same-Gender Couples

Blessing Same-Gender Couples

Yesterday, the Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia released the interim report of the working group seeking structural arrangements to allow people who hold differing convictions about the blessing of same-sex relationships to remain within the church. In the report, the group has confused “same sex” and “same gender” (they… Continue Reading

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Lessons From Holiday

Lessons From Holiday

I had chances, on holiday recently, to reflect on the way that different church communities engage with visitors and newcomers. [I have already put up one post from my holiday about engaging with children in the Eucharist]. I think with NZ house prices now at such extreme unafordability that, if we had a NZ version… Continue Reading

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