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Month: January 2010

How Jewish is your Jesus?

Last week a flight from New York to Louisville was diverted to Philadelphia when the flight crew saw a 17-year-old Orthodox Jew wearing a pair of tefillin (phylacteries) while praying. The flight attendant asked for, and received an explanation. Nonetheless, fearing a terrorist attack, police, officials from the FBI, and Transportation Security Administration stormed the

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Week starting January 31

Most on Sunday will be celebrating the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time January 31 (click that link for a reflection from the collect/opening prayer). Some will be anticipating Candlemas, the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. You can add your resources and reflections on the readings, feasts, hymns, etc. in with the

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pope urges priests to blog

The pope has issued a proclamation challenging priests “to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites) which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis.” Internationally there are some Anglican blogging bishops (I try to keep up with these

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pentatonic scale

Tom Shepherd on a comment on singing in tongues on the facebook Liturgy page drew attention to the above video clip of the well-known SDA minister, Wintley Phipps, highlighting the place of the pentatonic scale. If you missed the pentatonic scale video on the singing in tongues post, it is worth going back and seeing

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Cana miracle hymn

I know the reading of the miracle at Cana (John 2:1-11) was last Sunday, but the following hymn appropriate for it only came online at the end of that day – so I place it here for when you next celebrate that reading. H/t Conjubilant with Song: Glory to thee, O Christ, Who by thy

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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll I think the word “orthodox” might

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