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Christians are not United when to Pray for Unity

Christians are not United when to Pray for Unity

Northern Hemisphere Christians are praying for Christian Unity. Southern Hemisphere Christians will wait until June to do so. In a comment on the site, Anglican Downunder, Bowman Walton recently gave a very helpful summary of the origin of the Northern-Hemisphere Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity: In 1898, a priest and a lay woman organised… Continue Reading

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General Synod 2016 & Liturgy (part 2)

General Synod 2016 & Liturgy (part 2)

Once again I declare: If you are not interested in the (possibly-esoteric) internal workings of Anglicanism in these islands in the South Pacific, come back here tomorrow, and read about something of more general interest in tomorrow’s post… I have received, in comments and offsite, requests for updates on the recent meeting of General Synod… Continue Reading

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Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Ecumenism

Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Ecumenism

The agreement from a recent meeting of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC), Christology – Agreed Statement by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission, heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican churches within the family of Chalcedonian Churches and the non-Chalcedonian churches over the incarnation of Christ. I highly recommend that you read it. Both families… Continue Reading

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Archbishop Justin Meets Pope Francis

Archbishop Justin Meets Pope Francis

This month, Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin met for the second time. Some are often over-optimistic – organic Christian unity can be made to look just around the corner. A long list of documents agree on everything from the eucharist, church, ministry, authority, salvation, ethics, and Mary. There is not one single area… Continue Reading

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And the Son

And the Son

Filioque The “Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed” (normally referred to as the “Nicene” Creed) has Καὶ εἰς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον, τὸ κύριον, τὸ ζῳοποιόν, τὸ ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς ἐκπορευόμενον (And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, from the Father proceeding) But the Latin text used in the Western Church has the Holy Spirit… Continue Reading

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When belief shaped praying (part 1)

When belief shaped praying (part 1)

This year, on 4 December, it is the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), the first document promulgated by Vatican II. I was invited to write a reflection from an Anglican perspective for Liturgy, the Roman Catholic Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Centre publication. I am grateful that they are happy for… Continue Reading

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Anglican Primate going over to Rome

Anglican Primate going over to Rome

New Zealand’s Archbishop David Moxon has accepted the position of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Vatican, and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. David Moxon has been a friend of mine for decades. He is a warm person with true depth of spirituality, a deep bicultural and multicultural understanding, and a catholic… Continue Reading

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