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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ; a Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion. Here is the NZ Anglican official collect: Loving God, at the breaking of bread you are made known. In the Sacrament we are fed with the living bread; guide us to… Continue Reading

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Resources for Trinity Sunday

Resources for Trinity Sunday

This week is the seventh week in Ordinary Time (Counting Time). Sunday, May 27, Trinity Sunday takes precedence and hence replaces the Sunday in the eighth week in Ordinary Time. Let us pray (in silence) [to God the source of all being, through the eternal Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit] pause Almighty… Continue Reading

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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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How to Celebrate Eucharist

How to Celebrate Eucharist

On this site, available free, is my book Celebrating Eucharist. It is particularly appropriate for those leading worship and is also useful to worshippers generally. I am a strong advocate that we all celebrate Eucharist together. The book can be used by individuals and also in a discussion group or worship-planning group. Celebrating Eucharist is… Continue Reading

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Thinking Aloud Allowed about General Synod 2018

Thinking Aloud Allowed about General Synod 2018

The 63rd General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui will be held 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. All the Reports, Bills, and Motions are presented in a well-organised manner here. Report of the Common Life Liturgical Commission… Continue Reading

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is always going to have elements of Throwback Thursday! We are remembering… looking back… Those of us who read the daily Eucharistic readings (these must be the world’s most read-together daily biblical texts) are on our third week of reading from John’s Gospel. Daily, we’ve been hearing negative statements about “the Jews”. Tomorrow,… Continue Reading

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Communion on the Tongue?

Communion on the Tongue?

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, recently wrote that he sees receiving communion kneeling and on the tongue as the much more suitable approach. In strong words, he wrote: We can understand how the most insidious diabolical attack consists in trying to extinguish faith in the Eucharist, sowing errors and favoring… Continue Reading

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