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Tag Archives: opening prayer

Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

Many will be preparing for Holy Week and Easter. Can you point to resources that are helpful for Holy Week and Easter? Please put them in the comments. Palm Sunday service Palm Sunday collect (remember Palm Sunday is Passion Sunday) Holy Week collect/opening prayer reflection Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) collect/opening prayer reflection Easter collect/opening prayer… Continue Reading

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Purpose and Structure of the Collect

The opening prayer at the Eucharist Too often the collect is treated as merely another nice prayer cluttering the vestibule of the start of our liturgy. Ideally at the Eucharist individuals arrive and are greeted by the presider – whose greeting is returned. Then we sing together. There is little that could be more unifying… Continue Reading

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Ascension Day

Ascension Day

I walk around the chapels following the Rosary’s mysteries at the Anglican Church in Walsingham and come into the Ascension Chapel. I cannot make out why it is called the Ascension Chapel. There is a painting of Mary… … And then I look up…. Two feet are protruding out of the ceiling… (image above). I… Continue Reading

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When belief shaped praying (part 3)

When belief shaped praying (part 3)

This year, on 4 December, it is the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), the first document promulgated by Vatican II. I was invited to write a reflection from an Anglican perspective for Liturgy, the Roman Catholic Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Centre publication. I am grateful that they are happy for… Continue Reading

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collects in common

collects in common

I have regularly, on this site, pointed out when Roman Catholics and Anglicans/Episcopalians are praying the same collect/opening prayer at a celebration. I am no strong advocate of the new Roman Catholic English missal translation, but one thing that this new translation has done is made it more visible and obvious that Roman Catholics are… Continue Reading

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Week starting December 11

Week starting December 11

Do you have any ideas or resources for Advent? Please add them in the comments. Textweek resources The readings Advent resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for December 11 Advent 3 and the week following (CofE Common Worship) • collect/opening prayer reflection for December 11 Advent 3 and the week following (TEC BCP) • collect/opening prayer… Continue Reading

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Week starting December 4

Week starting December 4

Textweek resources The readings Advent resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for December 4 Advent 2 and the week following (CofE Common Worship) • collect/opening prayer reflection for December 4 Advent 2 and the week following (TEC BCP & NZPB) Do you have any ideas or resources for Advent? Please add them in the comments. image… Continue Reading

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