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Tag Archives: Pentecost

No Weeks Missing

No Weeks Missing

This year has 53 Sundays. The three-year Sunday lectionary system (after Vatican II) is organised for 53 weeks – as this year has. If there are only 52 weeks, then one week is dropped out. We stop counting the weeks when Lent begins (Ash Wednesday) and start counting again when Easter ends (The Day of… Continue Reading

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Resources for Pentecost

Resources for Pentecost

Let us pray (in silence) [that we rejoice in the Spirit guiding our lives] pause O God, on this day you taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of your Holy Spirit, may we, by the same Spirit, be truly wise and ever rejoice in your consolation; through Jesus Christ who is alive… Continue Reading

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Collect for Next Week

Collect for Next Week

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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The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

Let us pray (in silence) [that we rejoice in the Spirit guiding our lives] pause O God, on this day you taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of your Holy Spirit, may we, by the same Spirit, be truly wise and ever rejoice in your consolation; through Jesus Christ who is alive… Continue Reading

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Liturgy as Sacred Soap Opera?

Liturgy as Sacred Soap Opera?

There is a tendency to treat liturgy as mimicking Jesus’ earthly life – acting it out, pretending we don’t know what happens next, making believe that we live in another time and place… This is called mimesis μίμησις, the Greek word connected to our English word “mimic”. But the older and deeper understanding of liturgy… Continue Reading

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Let There Be White

Let There Be White

Updated Sunday 1 June: Every NZ Anglican that has contacted me publicly or privately has indicated that today’s liturgical colour used in their community is White. This includes my winning my bet (below) that even the lectionary editors are not following the lectionary colour suggestion. Whilst I am not being so bold as to suggest… Continue Reading

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