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March 2011

Man Born Bline

Week starting April 3

scripture readings textweek resources This is also Mothering Sunday When Lent began on the first Monday in Lent (day after First Sunday in Lent), this Sunday was half-way through Lent: Mid-Lent Sunday (in French mi-carême). This allowed for some feasting. Lightening the shade of the purple dye may have resulted in rose-coloured vestments. Some visited

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The Adjustment Bureau

If you were predestined to be a Calvinist then you will have no choice about whether or not you go and see this movie. It is fascinating to me that, suddenly after the Christchurch earthquake, our very secular (might I be so bold to say often-anti-Christian) media is full of “where was God in the

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rebuilding Christchurch

New Zealand is full of lofty ideas – not fulfilled, often through lack of money. Many cathedrals are not completed to the original design. Our New Zealand Parliament building is approximately one-eighth completed to the original proposal. Let’s keep that in mind when we are bombarded with grand visions and proposals for rebuilding Christchurch. Secondly:

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NZ confused Catholic

Pope gives special permission for ex-Lutheran priest to remain married to Carmelite nun? New Zealand’s national Catholic newspaper (#362 March 27 2011) reports that an ex-Lutheran has been ordained as a Catholic priest “and is being allowed to remain married to his wife, who is already a Carmelite nun“! The mind boggles! It is irritating

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Earthquake meanderings

The pope prayed for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Many were pleased that after this quake the Archbishop of Canterbury sent a message to Bishop Victoria Matthews: We are all thinking of you constantly in the wake of (the) terrible news, and our prayers are with you. The devastation of the Cathedral is dreadful,

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Week starting March 27

scripture readings textweek resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for March 27 and week following (NZPB) (The NZ Lectionary has a nonsense typo and is incorrect in assigning the collect for this Sunday) Collect from BCP (USA) Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in

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