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Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

I read that in USA, it is expected people will spend $US 9 Billion. With the Americanisation of NZ, I’ve noticed many people in different places dressed up for Halloween – and that started about a dozen days before Halloween. Just as for Christmas, in NZ many would see the dozen days leading up to… Continue Reading

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500th Birthday of Protestantism

500th Birthday of Protestantism

500th Anniversary of The Reformation On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther sent a letter to Albrecht (‘Albert’), Archbishop of Mainz and also Archbishop of Magdeburg. There are people (like Andreas Malessa) who think that the story that Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg is “probably nonsense”. I think… Continue Reading

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Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

It is time to put the ‘Hallow’ back into ‘Halloween’. Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls forms a triduum (three days of liturgical observance). ‘Halloween’ is a contraction of ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ (the ‘eve’, the day before All Hallows – All Saints). This triduum can be a celebration of past, present, and future Eternal Life… Continue Reading

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Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty everliving God, [or God of holiness] increase within us your gifts of faith, hope, and love, and make us cherish what you command, so that we may obtain what you promise; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you,… Continue Reading

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All Saints Resources

All Saints Resources

Some communities will celebrate All Saints’ this coming Sunday. Others will celebrate it on Tuesday, November 1st. ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng,… Continue Reading

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Halloween, All Saints, All Souls Resources

Halloween, All Saints, All Souls Resources

ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng, that we maye come to those inspeakeable joyes, whiche thou hast prepared for all them that unfaynedly… Continue Reading

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sola scriptura?

sola scriptura?

Recently an e-friend of mine got a tattoo. And talked about it online. He is a Christian with a big following online. Well, the resulting very public hostility is enough to put anyone off Christianity. You can divide “Bible-believing Christians” into three: those who think the Bible forbids tattoos; those who think the Bible allows… Continue Reading

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