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Month: April 2011

one and a half million

I am very conscious that we are a community gathered here. A virtual community. A spiritual community. From time to time there are landmarks here. The web-counter (at the bottom of each page) has just clicked over the 1,500,000th visitor to this site! It took about four years to get to a million visitors. It

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Royal Wedding

Start of the wedding service in your timezone (I hope I’ve got this right). About 2 billion people(!!!), a third of the planet, will watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. They will be watching a Christian liturgy. Now tell me that liturgy has lost its potency; tell me that liturgy doesn’t

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Al Massih Kam Christ is risen

City Mall, Beirut, Lebanon, Easter 2011. It starts, “This is the Day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Then it goes to the Paschal Troparion in Arabic and Greek: المسيح قام من بين الأموات و وطئ الموت بالموت و وهب الحياة للذين في القبور Masīh qām min baīni’l-amwāt 

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Maundy Wednesday?

In Holy Week there was an article in our newspaper lifted from The Times without critique or adaptation. Christians, we were told, are celebrating the Last Supper a day late. “Millions of Christians in the Western world will commemorate the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples on Maundy Thursday as Holy Week leads into

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Week starting May 1

scripture readings textweek resources This is the Second Sunday of Easter (not the first Sunday after Easter) It is also called Low Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Thomas Sunday (especially among Eastern Christians) and Quasimodo Sunday. Note, the first reading during the season is not from the First Testament as usual, but from the Acts

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Easter is living outside the box

The HTML for adding this badge to your blog or website is: <a href=”http://www.liturgy.co.nz” title=”Easter”><img src=”http://www.liturgy.co.nz/images/easter-is-living-outside-the-box.jpg” alt=”liturgy” border=0 width=294 height=362></a> The HTML for adding this badge to your blog or website is: <a href=”http://www.liturgy.co.nz” title=”Easter”><img src=”http://www.liturgy.co.nz/images/easter-is-living-outside-the-box-150×150.jpg” alt=”liturgy” border=0 width=150 height=150></a> Please do let me know if this is, or is not working – one little

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