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Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy has a bad name. Liturgy is a bit like “Pharisee”. It doesn’t have a great image (we easily forget that both Jesus’ and St Paul’s basic beliefs were those of the Pharisees). I belong to a Christian blogging network where the intention is that people support each other in their blogging. Admittedly, most members… Continue Reading

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Children at Eucharist

Children at Eucharist

I strongly advocate for all ages and all stages to, as much as possible, gather around God’s table [See, for example, my chapter Children at the Eucharist in my book Celebrating Eucharist]. On holiday, I happened to go to church at St Andrew’s, Plimmerton, which had a way (I have not seen before) of helping… Continue Reading

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Talk on the Eucharist

Talk on the Eucharist

Pray – Eat – Love Here is the audio file of Reflections on the Mass (Eucharist, Holy Communion) that I presented at St Michael and All Angels as part of a study series earlier this year. After the introduction by the Parish Priest, Fr Andrew Starky, the talk is about 25 minutes long: The outline… Continue Reading

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Advent Celebration and Sermon

Advent Celebration and Sermon

On Sunday it was the 25th anniversary of my ordination as priest, and the local parish, St Michael and All Angels, invited me to preside and preach. The Priest in Charge (Canon Craufurd Murray – the vicar is away on Study Leave) was the one who presented me 25 years ago, and was my training… Continue Reading

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Worship Leadership for the Mission of the Church

Table Manners: Liturgical Leadership for the Mission of the Church by Simon Reynolds (192 pages) This is a book I have only recently discovered. It follows an approach similar to my own. Simon Reynolds, a parish priest serving in the Anglican Church, tries to go beyond partisan eccentricities to underlying principles of liturgy – whatever… Continue Reading

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Trinitarian Inclusiveness

Trinitarian Inclusiveness

God has no gender. The Persons of the Holy Trinity have no gender. The Christian tradition of praying to the First Person, in and through the Second Person, in the unity and power of the Third Person of the Trinity is able to be done in a gender-inclusive way; even in a complementary-language way. This… Continue Reading

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Around God’s Table

Around God’s Table

The language we use, the words we choose, form lenses for the reality we are talking about. At the Sacra Liturgia conference in London on Tuesday last week, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, asked that priests begin presiding at the Eucharist ad orientem, that… Continue Reading

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