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Tag Archives: September

Sukkot 5779

Sukkot 5779

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (above) speaks about the first time he built a sukkah. Sukkot (סוכות‎) is also called the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Feast of Ingathering. It begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, Tishrei (Tishrei 15–22). That falls from late September to late October. In the Bible, it was one of… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 26

Resources for Ordinary Week 26

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may run to receive God’s gift of God’s divine life] Pause O God, [or God of heaven and earth] you declare your almighty power above all by showing mercy and compassion; grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, who are running to obtain your promises, may… Continue Reading

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A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 23 September

A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 23 September

Many, at this time, celebrate Creation Season. This site is committed to the three year lectionary (RC) and its derivative, the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Rather than departing from that lectionary, resources will be provided here that can be used to have a particular focus. A creation reading of the lectionary for the Sunday between… Continue Reading

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Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

14 September is the Feast of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Day. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, these are reflections preparing for Friday. The 67-70 AD war of Jews against Romans ended with the Romans winning and the temple destroyed. Jerusalem lay in ruins. Hadrian was born just after that, 76AD. He was the… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 24

Resources for Ordinary Week 24

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in our hearts and in our actions] Pause Lord, [or God of compassion] direct our hearts by the action of your mercy, for without your help we cannot please you; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Creation Season 2018

Creation Season 2018

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. A great starting resource for Christians and people of goodwill is the encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is… Continue Reading

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Creation Season 2017

Creation Season 2017

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is now, much more, seen as an essential part of mission, in partnership with others who share concern for… Continue Reading

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