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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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Resources for 31st Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 31st Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty and merciful God, [or Living God or Eternal God] it is your gift alone by which your faithful people offer you true and laudable service, grant, we beseech you, that we may run, without stumbling, towards your promises; through… Continue Reading

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Lord, teach me to be generous.

Lord, teach me to be generous.

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will.… Continue Reading

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