Collect (Opening Prayer) for today: O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude; and we pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so we may with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and
Eight new Eucharistic Prayers/Great Thanksgiving Prayers have been added to this website: Alternative Great Thanksgiving A alternative to Thanksgiving of the People of God Alternative Great Thanksgiving B alternative to Celebrating the Grace of God Alternative Great Thanksgiving C alternative to Thanksgiving for Creation and Redemption Alternative Great Thanksgiving D alternative to Thanksgiving and Praise
This Sunday (October 26) Catholics and Episcopalians (Anglicans) again pray the same prayer. Catholics will pray: Almighty and ever-living God, strengthen our faith, hope, and love. May we do with loving hearts what you ask of us and come to share the life you promise. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
On Sunday night I led a very dramatic service in which the eighth Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, was installed as Warden in Christ’s College, Canterbury, the school where I serve. Ancient and contemporary combined: organ, brass, timpani, violin, French horns, fanfare trumpets, choirs, and board, staff, families, and students at full voice sang Maori,
Tomorrow (October 23) is the feast of Saint James of Jerusalem, brother of our Lord. A collect for this feast is: Grant, O God, that, following the example of your servant James the Just, brother of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer and to the reconciliation of all who are at
The collect (opening prayer) when well understood and aptly used can powerfully gather the community, deepen our prayerfulness, and profoundly express much at the heart of Christian spirituality.
There was a business news story a couple of days ago in response to the plummeting share market and talk of recession: get your Christmas stuff into your shops now! While people are still buying. And with longer to purchase… I thought it was a further cynical cheapening and abuse of one of the most