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Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

Adapting a Eucharistic Prayer

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) has a framework for a Eucharistic Prayer [A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa ANZPB/HKMA pages 512-514]. This can be used in any eucharist service. ACANZP also allows, in a grand service (with reading, psalm, reading, Gospel,…Prayer over the Gifts,…), the use… Continue Reading

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Prayer and Belief – It’s Complicated

Prayer and Belief – It’s Complicated

Lex orandi, lex credendi – the law of praying is the law of believing. Prayer shapes belief. Liturgy leads to theology. But we also know that the relationship works the other way around: beliefs affect the way we pray. Theology affects liturgy. Just this week (as just one example), I am watching a debate (yes… Continue Reading

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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. (BCP… Continue Reading

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The Episcopal Church General Convention 2018

The Episcopal Church General Convention 2018

The Episcopal Church (TEC) has just held its General Convention – this is its highest level of governance. New Zealand’s Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson has just returned from this TEC General Convention in Texas. You can read about his experience here. Whilst it “parallels our General Synod Te Hinota Whanui” – we are talking quite… Continue Reading

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Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint Church is a pioneer mission unit of the Wellington Diocese, founded in 2013 as part of the new way forward envisaged by Bishop Justin Duckworth who took up leadership of the Wellington Diocese half way through 2012. Now, Blueprint has produced “an album of contemporary arrangements for corporate worship drawing on the Eucharist liturgies,… Continue Reading

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Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

The exact mechanism of Christ’s Presence (or not!) in the Eucharistic elements of consecrated bread and wine appears to me to be approached in a way that nothing else is. How is Christ present where you are now? How is Christ present when two or more are gathered in His Name? Exact mechanism please –… Continue Reading

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Growing out of Faith

Growing out of Faith

I had an interesting conversation this week that reinforced my prejudice. My friend talked about looking at the work and textbooks for, say, Maths, Physics, or Biology for senior secondary school students. And then my friend looked at the level of religious, ethical, and philosophical discussion used for similar aged students – that was at… Continue Reading

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