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Jesus in the Synagogue

Jesus in the Synagogue

This post continues the reflection: Did the Jewish People have Liturgy?. If you go to a synagogue service nowadays, you will experience prayers, a reading from the Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy), a reading from the Prophets (referred to as a Haftarah), and a sermon. The Torah portion and Haftarah portion are set according to a… Continue Reading

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Daily Devotions for Advent 2018

Daily Devotions for Advent 2018

Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 (The Living Gospel) Paperback 2018 by Greg Kandra [Kindle or paperback – inexpensive; about $1] Every day, I prayerfully read the Gospel reading set for the Daily Eucharist. This is the most-used systematic bible-reading arrangement in the world. It is used by Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and many others – not… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 22

Resources for Ordinary Week 22

Let us pray (in silence) [that what is good within us may flourish] Pause God of power and might, [or Faithful God] source of all good, graft in our hearts the love of your name, and bind us more closely to you so that you nourish the goodness you sow in us and, by your… Continue Reading

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Pray As You Can

Pray As You Can

There are many ways to pray. Prayer is a relationship, and, like any relationship, it is enriched, is maintained, and grows in and through a variety of ways: doing things together, speaking, listening, being still together, physical/sacramental gestures – holding hands, kissing,… St Ignatius Loyola provides a lot of different ways of praying. In preparation… Continue Reading

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Lex Photographi, Lex Orandi

Lex Photographi, Lex Orandi

Photography composition rules drive worship practice For an ordination to the priesthood, our NZ Prayer Book instructs assisting priests to, with the bishop, lay hands on the candidate. Instead of this, at least three Anglican bishops in New Zealand have the assisting priests lay hands on the bishop instead. The only explanation I have heard… Continue Reading

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Christian Art of Not Giving a #~*&

Christian Art of Not Giving a #~*&

On Saturday, I appreciated the review of French Philosopher Fabrice Midal’s new book, The French art of not giving a f*ck. And when I saw it for sale in a bookshop, I bought it straight away. This professor of philosophy at the University of Paris has practised meditation for 25 years and taught it for… Continue Reading

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