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How Revealed Is Christianity?

How Revealed Is Christianity?

Many readers here will know of the recent controversy in the Church of England. The Crown Nominations Commission nominated Philip North to be the next Bishop of Sheffield. But Philip North believes that women cannot be priests. And when he was ordained bishop, no one who had ordained a woman laid hands on him. So… Continue Reading

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Choral Evensong Spreads

Choral Evensong Spreads

A friend of mine has just been to Germany. He told me something I was totally unaware of. German churches are celebrating Choral Evensong! That’s Anglican-style Choral Evensong. As an example, he brought me back the service booklet for this from the Berliner Dom (thanks! – that is the service booklet in the image above).… Continue Reading

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Baby Boy with Three Parents

Baby Boy with Three Parents

A boy was born recently who has DNA from three parents. This post wants us to move beyond the specifics of this particular case, and compassion for these parents, to asking ethical questions, and in particular: are we ready (or at least preparing) for increasingly-complex ethical questions? My own church (Anglicanism in NZ and internationally)… Continue Reading

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Websites of Note

Websites of Note

Pray Tell Blog I am honoured that this Liturgy site receives a special introduction at Pray Tell Blog. a Roman Catholic liturgy blog published by the Liturgical Press, St. John’s University, and St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN. A lot of the books on my shelves, of course, are published by Liturgical Press. The office I… Continue Reading

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Resources for 15th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 15th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may follow the Good Shepherd] pause O God, you shine the light of your truth for those who stray into error, so that they may be able to return to the right path, grant that all who profess the Christian faith may reject whatever is contrary to the… Continue Reading

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Pope Considers Ordaining Women

Pope Considers Ordaining Women

Earlier this year I wrote about the Pope washing the feet of women possibly signalling an openness to rethinking ordination of males-only in Roman Catholicism: Pope Takes One Small Step Towards Women Priests? Now: Pope Francis has announced he will create a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in… Continue Reading

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Rogation Days

Rogation Days

Rogation (from the Latin rogare ‘ask’) is a solemn supplication. Rogation days appear to go back to about the fourth or fifth century, particularly associated with litanies (a long series of prayers of intercession and praise) for crops. Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting. Traditionally there was the ‘major rogation’ on 25 April,… Continue Reading

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