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Desert Disciplines for Lent

Desert Disciplines for Lent

Monasteries and monastics draw from desert spirituality. They express disciplines that we, outside monastery walls, can draw on also. Some of these disciplines are expressed in vows of stability, obedience, ongoing conversion,… The Associates of Kopua Monastery are offering a Quiet Day in Lent on Saturday 23 March from 9:30am – 3:30pm at Te Waiora… Continue Reading

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Boring Worship is Good for You

Boring Worship is Good for You

Many people, in our digital-game-riddled, virtual-world-possibilities, social-media-soaked lives, are distracting ourselves to death. And this is, in many places, affecting worship. All the activities of daily and weekly living: doing laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, and so forth – do we have an expectation that they will constantly give us emotional highs? The purpose is clean… Continue Reading

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Praying The Bible (Part 3)

Praying The Bible (Part 3)

Praying The Bible (Part 1) Praying The Bible (Part 2) Ignatius Loyola popularised a method of praying the Bible using one’s imagination. Some of you may find this really helpful. Some of you may not. Pray as you can… There is a problem with language particularly highlighted with this “method” – some use the word… Continue Reading

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Praying The Bible (Part 2)

Praying The Bible (Part 2)

Last week, I blogged about one way to pray the Bible: the Daily Office – the using of the inspired Word of God, especially the Psalms and Canticles, as words for prayer. This has a strong element of keep moving along… This week complements the Daily Office by a go-slow way of praying the Bible:… Continue Reading

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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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