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November 2010

Advent 2 resources

Textweek resources Readings • collect/opening prayer reflection Advent 2 December 5 and week following [NZPB & BCP TEC USA] • collect/opening prayer reflection Advent 2 December 5 and week following [Common Worship CofE] Collect/opening prayer from the RC “Received Text”: Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste

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new English Mass translation text

The full texts of the new English Mass translation are now available online as pdf documents. They vary between 1Mb and 4Mb each. What follows is normally referred to as the “Received Text”, the English translation of the Roman Missal approved on March 25, 2010 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the

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The Bible says 5

This is the fifth in a series attempting to nuance the statement, “The Bible says…” I encourage you to read the story so far: Textual Criticism The Septuagint (LXX) Hebrew vowel pointing The canon There’s also been a related post, “the pope says…” Translation What do you call someone who speaks three languages? Trilingual What

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Pike River mining tragedy

A Prayer from the NZ Prayer Book In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy, help us, heavenly Father, to trust your love, to serve your purpose, and to praise your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. It has been announced that no one could have survived the second explosion, at 2:37pm

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new search engine

There was an article in the newspaper here about the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco last week. The article featured “blekko.com, a web search engine that allows users to limit searches to high-quality, trusted websites”. Call me vain, or obsessed with one discipline, but I put “liturgy” into blekko.com and… YAY!!! this site comes

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Advent 1 resources

New Zealand Roman Catholics are this Advent Sunday moving to the people’s responses of the new English Mass translation. Some resources are here. The priests will continue to use mostly the current English Mass translation. I do not think anyone else is doing this? So this makes Kiwi liturgical history. On Saturday I will put

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Christian Simchat Torah?

Yesterday (today still in some places) was the Feast of Christ the King. Even with a future king in recent positive news, and a current king in recent negative news – we don’t really think much in terms of kings and kingdoms. So the politically correct title often becomes, “The Reign of Christ” – but,

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