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This is an ecumenical website of resources and reflections on liturgy, spirituality, and worship for individuals and communities. It is run by Rev. Bosco Peters.

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Holy Week Resources

Holy Week

Here are some resources for Holy Week (and beyond). You can add further ideas and suggestions in the comments:

Palm Sunday Service Outline
Palm Sunday Collect Reflection
Holy Week Collect Reflection
Maundy Thursday Service Outline
Good Friday Service Outline

Easter Vigil Service Outline
Easter Collect Reflection
Easter Season Services Ideas
Easter Season Reflection

What hymns, prayers, ideas, resources, for Palm Sunday or Holy Week generally do you have to share in the comments?

Text of Pope Francis’ 2013 Palm Sunday Homily

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How Do You Celebrate Palm Sunday?

Palm Sunday

Through people contacting me, asking for an explanation of the entry in our lectionary booklet for Palm Sunday, I am becoming aware that there are communities that celebrate Palm Sunday without reading the Passion story. These, hence, struggle to make sense of the lectionary entry which does not provide a set of readings that justContinue Reading

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Great and Holy Week

Great and Holy Week

Great and Holy Week

Our Orthodox brothers and sisters are in the Great and Holy Week leading up to Eastern Easter on Sunday. This video is from the vibrant Holy Cross Orthodox Church, which serves the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem). Services are entirely in English. The Palm Sunday procession is inside because it is raining. We joinContinue Reading

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Palm Sunday Collect reflection

Palm Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that through this week we may share in Christ’s dying and rising] pause Almighty everliving God,           [or God of transcendence] as an example of humility for the human race, you sent our saviour to become incarnate and to submit to the cross, grant us the grace to learn from thisContinue Reading

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Lent resources

Lent

I’m collecting links here to resources for Lent. Especially for those who are not regulars here. Please remember to click on the different tabs on the menu above; hover over them to see sub-menus, use the search box in the top right to find what you are looking for. Please add other resources, including yourContinue Reading

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GSTHW in review 2

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It is, for me, beyond comprehension how the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP), a church noted for its commitment to Te Reo Maori and Polynesian languages, has just passed a Bill that, unless there is an appeal during the following year, will make Ashes to Fire (a collection of liturgies forContinue Reading

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collects in common

Palm Sunday

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 areContinue Reading

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