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Tag Archives: Revised Common Lectionary

Michael Perham RIP

Michael Perham RIP

I want to acknowledge Bishop Michael Perham whose funeral was on Saturday. He died aged 69 last month after a battle with cancer. He was a liturgical scholar and a longtime member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission. He played a very significant part in the production of the CofE’s Common Worship rites. He… Continue Reading

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Southern Hemisphere Candlemas?

Southern Hemisphere Candlemas?

Last Sunday, I was in the congregation of a church (in New Zealand) which celebrated Candlemas. People were given a lit candle. Outside, the sun (which had been up since before 6:30 am and wouldn’t go down until 9 in the evening) was heating the air to 28 degrees (that’s 82 Fahrenheit if you think… Continue Reading

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Anglican Church of Or Breaks Agreement Again

Anglican Church of Or Breaks Agreement Again

I had the next post for reading Matthew in slow motion prepared to be published today, but then observant Rev. Ellen Bernstein (Vicar of St Stephen’s, Tamahere) noticed that the readings for this Sunday (image above) in the NZ Anglican Lectionary booklet for 2017 are not from any lectionary that we have agreed, as a… Continue Reading

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Lectionary 2017

Lectionary 2017

UPDATE: Here is the 2017 NZ Lectionary to download as a PDF. Here is a review of New Zealand’s Lectionary Te Maramataka 2017. ORIGINAL POST CONTINUES: I am receiving requests from people planning 2017 who do not have a copy of a lectionary beyond this year. These people are asking for places to look for… Continue Reading

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Trinitarian Inclusiveness

Trinitarian Inclusiveness

God has no gender. The Persons of the Holy Trinity have no gender. The Christian tradition of praying to the First Person, in and through the Second Person, in the unity and power of the Third Person of the Trinity is able to be done in a gender-inclusive way; even in a complementary-language way. This… Continue Reading

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Creation Season 2016

Creation Season 2016

Many people focus on creation during the month of September – a “creation season” concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4. By this is not meant some tiresome, month-long preaching against evolution, but an examination of how we humans live within this created world, and a recommitment to living appropriately, as God… Continue Reading

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No One Reads The Psalms

No One Reads The Psalms

I was recently in an (Christian group) online discussion where one person said (wrote) “no one reads Psalms”. I was caught up short. That is the very opposite of my own personal experience. OK, occasionally I am caught out, and I don’t feel guilty about that, but normally my day begins with Morning Prayer with… Continue Reading

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