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Accept This Sacrifice

Accept This Sacrifice

UPDATED Let me be clear from the start: this is not a review of a book – this is an initial exploratory comment on a review of a book. The book is Did the Anglicans and Roman Catholics Agree on the Eucharist?: A Revisit of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission’s Agreed Statements of 1971 and… Continue Reading

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Don’t use the creed in worship

Don’t use the creed in worship

This is the seventh post in a series on the Creed. The first is Apostles’ Creed. The second is I believe in God. The third is a source of the Apostles’ Creed. The fourth is I believe in the Father. The fifth is Handing over the Creed. The sixth is I believe in Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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full, conscious, and active participation

full, conscious, and active participation

On 4 December 1963, Pope Paul VI promulgated Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, one of the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that watershed event. Central to that constitution is Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious… Continue Reading

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Same-Sex Blessings TEC & NZ

Same-Sex Blessings TEC & NZ

After several years of study, the Episcopal Church (TEC) has released a draft and reflections around what formally-approved TEC liturgical rites for blessings of committed same-sex relationships may look like. Before presenting these resources it may be worth reminding people, for some comparison, of the liturgical situation in Anglicanism in NZ. In 1992 the NZ… Continue Reading

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STOP the presses

STOP the presses

Yesterday I was a guest at the meeting of the Common Life Liturgical Commission. This is the highest liturgical body in our church with representatives from each tikanga (Maori, Pakeha, Polynesia). I was invited by the chair, Bishop Kito Pikaahu, and they welcomed me very graciously. The commission worked systematically through issues – the unanimously-passed… Continue Reading

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Gay ordinations invalid?

A New Zealand Anglican bishop has waded into the murky waters of the Anglican gay debate and released an oil spill threatening extensive environmental damage. This post has been updated June 14 Astonishingly, Bishop Philip Richardson, a self-professed “white, straight male” states: I believe that General Synod needs to reach an agreed position on these… Continue Reading

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Exsultet

Exsultet

The Exsultet (Exultet) can be a good source of reflection during the Easter Season. The Exsultet originates from some time between the fifth and seventh centuries and is the traditional Western Rite hymn of praise intoned by the deacon during the Easter Vigil after the procession with the Paschal Candle. Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of… Continue Reading

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