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Resources for Lent 4

Resources for Lent 4

Let us pray (in silence) [that as Christ was restrained for our sake, we may be set free for his] pause Forgive, O God, the offences of your people, that through your goodness we may be freed from the bonds of the sins which in our frailty we have committed; through our Saviour Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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Lent 4 confusion

Lent 4 confusion

Highlighting liturgical confusion could become a weekly post… 🙁 The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has “formularies”. These are agreements of, say, shared worship practice – this is what unites our church. A Bill is brought to General Synod and receives the approval of the three houses (bishops, clergy, laity) and the… Continue Reading

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Septuagesima

From the Gelasian Sacramentary (7th Century) until the calendar reforms of Vatican II, the ninth Sunday before Easter was called “Septuagesima”. What interests me is that, prior to the Vatican II reforms from Septuagesima right through up to (but not including) the Last Sunday after Pentecost (the Sunday next before Advent) – that whole block… Continue Reading

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Gaudete Sunday

The third Sunday in Advent falls on 11 December to 17 December. Some Sundays during the liturgical year have taken their names from the first word in Latin of the Introit, the entrance antiphon at the Eucharist. Gaudete Sunday is one of these. The Introit is Philippians 4:4-6 Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete… Continue Reading

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