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Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint Church is a pioneer mission unit of the Wellington Diocese, founded in 2013 as part of the new way forward envisaged by Bishop Justin Duckworth who took up leadership of the Wellington Diocese half way through 2012. Now, Blueprint has produced “an album of contemporary arrangements for corporate worship drawing on the Eucharist liturgies,… Continue Reading

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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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