Pictured (left to right) Rev. Andrew McDonald, Rev. Lynnette Lightfoot (both ordained deacons), Bishop Victoria Matthews, and Rev Anne Price (ordained Priest) following the diocesan ordination service held in ChristChurch Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday 29th November 2008. The recent diocesan ordination service was enriched by stronger symbolism this year: the bishop presiding from
I know a different ending could be spliced on to the end to make this clip more connected to a liturgy site in Advent. But, insightful reader, you can make the connections yourself – it also saves me the effort and the copyright issues. Canterbury cap tip to Bishop Alan Wilson
Here is an Hubble Space Telescope imagery Advent Calendar. Every day, for the next 25 days, a new photo will be revealed on the linked site from the amazing Hubble Space Telescope. Enjoy! And praise God for this amazing universe.
As followers of this site are well aware, in 2006 I put a motion to our diocesan synod which set in train adding Thomas Merton onto our church calendar (sort of Anglican equivalent to canonisation). That has now passed our General Synod, all diocesan synods, and needs to return to General Synod for a final
Rumours that the New Zealand movie of Christ “Kingdom Come” is in trouble are claimed to be unfounded. The source of the rumours appears to have been a delay in the building of sets by Lake Benmore – New Zealand’s “Lake Galilee”. The sets are in a really good state down there and it’s not
Every eleven seconds, someone dies of AIDS-related causes. Pause for 11 seconds. Pray for that person, their family, their friends, those whom that death has affected. You can light a candle. Image from the African American HIV/AIDS Task Force to pray for the healing of HIV and AIDS .