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Tag Archives: epiphany

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A bill was passed at General Synod Te Hinota Whanui 2014 (GSTHW14) that we only refer to Sundays ‘of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter’ and ‘in Lent and Ordinary Time’. There was “detailed consideration” of the Bill at GSTHW14. Having now passed this first hurdle, this Bill now goes for further careful debate and votingContinue Reading

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Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2014

Easter blessing of the baptism font

We can follow the ancient tradition and announce the date of Easter on the Feast of the Epiphany. This proclamation highlights the centrality of the resurrection of Christ in the liturgical year and the importance of the great mysteries of faith which are celebrated each year. The proclamation may occur after the Gospel, homily, or afterContinue Reading

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Advent Wreath in the Christmas Season?

Advent wreath

Recently I was asked on twitter what to do with the Advent Wreath during the Christmas Season. I asked the community on facebook and twitter and was so interested in the variety of good ideas that I am making this into a blog post. You can add other ideas into the comments below. The originContinue Reading

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Epiphany Proclamation 2013

There is an ancient tradition of announcing the date of Easter on the Feast of the Epiphany. This proclaims the centrality of the resurrection of Christ in the liturgical year and the importance of the great mysteries of faith which are celebrated each year. The proclamation may occur after the Gospel, homily, or after theContinue Reading

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God’s daybreak

Let us pray (in silence) [with joy and hope as we await the dawning of God's brightness] pause God,
 you have made this most holy night radiant with the splendour of the true light, may we who even now obscurely share the mystery of your light come to enjoy your light in fullness, who isContinue Reading

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CofE = Church of Eccentricity?

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine and he had prepared his sermon for today based on the readings in his Parson’s Pocket Book 2011 diary. Late in his preparation he realised that the John 2:1-11 reading given there was not one of the options given in our usually-generous-with-options NZ lectionary. What wasContinue Reading

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Proclamation of the date of Easter on Epiphany

There is an ancient tradition of announcing the date of Easter on the Feast of the Epiphany. In the past, when calendars were not common, it clearly had functional value to give the date and feasts dependant on the date of Easter Day. It still has value as a proclamation of the centrality of theContinue Reading

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