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Resources for Ordinary Week 7

Resources for Ordinary Week 7

Let us pray (in silence) [that through our wisdom and love God is revealed] Pause Almighty God, grant that we, meditating always on what is right and true, may please you in word and deed; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 5

Resources for Ordinary Week 5

The shared collect for next Sunday (February 10) and the weekdays following: Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily] Pause Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…] safe in your tender compassion, so that we who entrust ourselves totally to your heavenly… Continue Reading

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It’s Ordinary Time

It’s Ordinary Time

Sometimes you can patch together one great thing and another wonderful thing and make of the patched thing something appealing that works. At other times, when you patch two things together, you end up with a dog’s breakfast. When it comes to the calendar and lectionary for January and February, NZ Anglicanism has done the… Continue Reading

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Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

The following collect may draw from shared traditions (see commentary). It is my reworking of a collect by Cranmer for Christmas, and I am suggest it for the First Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 13), celebrating Christ’s baptism for my Book of Prayers in Common. Let us pray (in silence) [that we will be faithful… Continue Reading

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Year C

Year C

The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 2. In the three year lectionary the focus is on St Luke’s Gospel. In your community, and in your own life, is planning underway how to best make use of this year’s lectionary? It is just plain stubbornly irritating, especially if your denomination (like mine) has… Continue Reading

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There Is No Theme

There Is No Theme

Once again, I have had conversations with clergy trying to find a theme in the readings and psalm of the Three-Year Sunday Lectionary. So, in the manner of Throwback Thursday and in some ways continuing from a couple of days ago, I say again: There is no theme. I regularly find this misunderstanding. There is… Continue Reading

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Resources for Trinity Sunday

Resources for Trinity Sunday

This week is the seventh week in Ordinary Time (Counting Time). Sunday, May 27, Trinity Sunday takes precedence and hence replaces the Sunday in the eighth week in Ordinary Time. Let us pray (in silence) [to God the source of all being, through the eternal Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit] pause Almighty… Continue Reading

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