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Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may grow into the likeness of Christ] pause Transfiguring God, before the passion of your beloved Son you revealed his glory on the holy mountain: grant that we who by faith behold the light of his face may be strengthened to bear the cross, and be changed into… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 8

Resources for Ordinary 8

Let us pray (in silence) [that we cooperate with God’s will] Pause Grant, Lord, [or O God] that the course of this world may be directed by your peaceful governance, and that your church may be joyful as, in confidence and serenity, we serve your purpose; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with… 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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Resources for 18th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 18th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may allow God to steer our lives] Pause Lord, [or O God] may your ceaseless mercy cleanse and defend your church, and, since it cannot stand firm without you, guide and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity… Continue Reading

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Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Lent 2 – Transfiguration

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may grow into the likeness of Christ] pause Transfiguring God, before the passion of your beloved Son you revealed his glory on the holy mountain: grant that we who by faith behold the light of his face may be strengthened to bear the cross, and be changed into… Continue Reading

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Avoiding Transfiguration

Avoiding Transfiguration

Only read further if you think that the Transfiguration is a significant story for our Christian life and spirituality. I think it is a central gospel celebration which, amongst other things, celebrates and enables our transformation. It is present in each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matt 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9: 28-36) and so, we… Continue Reading

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