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Location Location Location

Location Location Location

Jesus, we presume, spoke mostly in Aramaic. The original context of his stories and sayings was with Middle Eastern peasants. That was the original location. After his death, these stories and sayings of his were told and retold in new locations – Greek-speaking communities around the Mediterranean and eastwards into Asia. A new context. Often… Continue Reading

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Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics are the instructions given within a printed service. I have been proposing a model of liturgy (communal worship) as being like a language – the language of liturgy being primarily the symbols, signs, gestures, etc. accompanied by words. Rubrics, traditionally, were coloured red, although now they are commonly simply printed in black italics. There… Continue Reading

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Revised Grail Psalms 3

I will look at one psalm from the Revised Grail Psalter. I tire of the circular groove worn around whether Psalm 1 loses its messianic “intention” when “the man” is abandoned, so I will choose to look at Psalm 2. The Revised Grail has: 1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in… Continue Reading

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Week starting November 28

Week starting November 28

Textweek resources Readings Episcopalians (Anglicans) and Roman Catholics are again praying a similar prayer on the Feast of Christ the King – The Reign of Christ, the last Sunday of the Western Church’s year, November 21. Episcopalians will pray: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son,… Continue Reading

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Week starting November 14

Week starting November 14

The Readings Textweek Resources collect/opening prayer reflection November 14 and week following [NZPB/HKMA] Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you… Continue Reading

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Week starting November 7

Week starting November 7

The Readings Textweek Resources collect/opening prayer reflection November 7 and week following [NZPB/HKMA] Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,… Continue Reading

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