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Tag Archives: Pentecost

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2019

Proclamation of Easter on Epiphany 2019

We can once again this year make use of the ancient tradition of announcing the date of Easter on the Feast of the Epiphany. In the past, when calendars were not common, it clearly had functional value to give the date and feasts dependant on the date of Easter Day. It still has value as… 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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Resources for the Day of Pentecost

Resources for 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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Resources for Ascension Day

Resources for Ascension Day

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may consciously live in the presence of the Risen Christ] pause Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who believe your only-begotten Son, [only-begotten One] our redeemer, ascended this day to heaven, may also in heart and mind there continually dwell; through Jesus Christ who is alive with… Continue Reading

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Easter is FIFTY Days

Easter is FIFTY Days

Easter is not a day; Easter is not a week; Easter is 50 Days – 8 Sundays… concluded on the Day of Pentecost. 50 is 7×7+1 8 is the day outside time (beyond the sequence of 7); 8 is the number of those on the ark;… Facebook limits the number of days that an event… Continue Reading

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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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