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Matthew in Slow Motion 14

Matthew in Slow Motion 14

When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. (Matthew 1:24-25) ιεγερθεὶς δὲ ὁ Ἰωσὴφ ἀπὸ τοῦ ὕπνου, ἐποίησεν ὡς προσέταξεν αὐτῷ ὁ ἄγγελος Κυρίου,… Continue Reading

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a global wave of prayer from 25th May to 4th June. I am all in favour of anything that encourages prayer – individually and communally. The call has been titled, “Thy Kingdom Come”. I am also interested in the use of language (“thy”) no one would consider using… Continue Reading

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Resources for Easter Seven

Resources for Easter Seven

Let us pray (in silence) [that the God who entices us may also enable us to be transformed] pause Almighty and everliving God, conform our wills freely to yours, and direct our hearts to share your glory by our undivided service; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 12

Matthew in Slow Motion 12

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss… Continue Reading

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Resources for Easter Six

Resources for Easter Six

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow into Christ’s new life] pause O God, from whom all good things come, grant that, by your inspiration, we may discern what is right, and by your merciful guiding may do it; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Resources for Easter Five

Resources for Easter Five

For at least 12 centuries, the Western church used the following collect on this coming Sunday: Let us pray (in silence) [that God will make us one in mind and heart] pause O God, you inspire the hearts of the faithful with a single longing, grant your people to love what you command and to… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 11

Matthew in Slow Motion 11

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17) πᾶσαι οὖν αἱ γενεαὶ ἀπὸ Ἀβραὰμ ἕως Δαυὶδ γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ Δαυὶδ ἕως τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ… Continue Reading

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