How much scripture was read in your church community last Sunday? If you go to a synagogue, for thousands of years they have systematically read through the scriptures. Some part of the readings may form the basis of a sermon, but the readings do not have a narrow “theme” – those listening can allow God,
collect/opening prayer reflection July 4 and week following [NZPB] collect/opening prayer reflection July 4 and week following [Common Worship CofE] BCP (TEC): O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to your with
I was able to be present when Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was welcomed at a Powhiri at Te Hui Amorangi O Te Waipounamu hosted by Bishop John Gray. This was followed by a wonderful meal. [photo: Alistair Kinniburgh] Presiding Bishop Katharine went on to the historic St Michael and All Angels (the pro-cathedral before
christian.com is a free social network site. It is a place for Christians to connect with each other, including right around the world. It is a way of keeping in touch with your church community. The resemblance to facebook springs to mind. But I hope that what drives christian.com is not as obscure as facebook.
Imogen de la Bere wrote in the magazine Anglican Taonga: The other night I saw a post on Facebook from Bosco Peters. His website www.liturgy.co.nz/blog was about to receive its millionth hit, and he wanted his friends to make it happen so that he would be awake to witness it. There are two things about
Latest hopes are that the new English translation of the Roman Missal will be officially launched on the First Sunday of Advent, 28 November 2010. As soon as the text becomes available it will be online at www.nlo.org.nz An interactive resource to introduce this English translation will be available at http://becomeonebodyonespiritinchrist.org That beautifully-constructed website is
Fr. Paolo Padrini has developed an application that will let Roman Catholic priests preside at the Eucharist using an iPad instead of a missal book on the altar . The application will be launched in July in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin, and will be free. Two years ago, Fr Padrini produced the iBreviary,