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Month: June 2011

Winter Soulstice Matariki

Winter (Summer) Solstice this year is June 22. The Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice is linked to Christmas and winter has a number of liturgical and folk celebrations. If we want to embody liturgy better into the Southern Hemisphere – how might we celebrate it? Would we link it to the birth of John the Baptist

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Bishop Charles Drennan

Last week there was the latest episcopal ordination in New Zealand. Charles Drennan was ordained in the wonderful cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North. Bishop Charles is Coadjutor Bishop of Palmerston North. He will take over from Bishop Peter Cullinane as Bishop of Palmerston North upon Bishop Peter’s retirement, probably later this year. I

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Christchurch earthquakes

Christchurch’s Monday’s 6.3 earthquake at a depth of 6.1 Kilometers was, yet again, on a fault no one knew about. Many more buildings, including churches, were damaged, and further battered. Lyttelton’s historic Anglican church has now gone. The iconic rose window of the Anglican Cathedral collapsed on Monday. The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed

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Jesus Mafa sending disciples

Week starting June 19

scripture readings textweek resources • collect/opening prayer reflection for Trinity Sunday June 19 The week following Trinity Sunday is the 12th week in Ordinary Time collect/opening prayer reflection for this week (NZPB) • collect/opening prayer reflection for Corpus Christi June 23 On this site there are two wonderful reflections on Rublev’s icon of the Trinity:

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Gay ordinations invalid?

A New Zealand Anglican bishop has waded into the murky waters of the Anglican gay debate and released an oil spill threatening extensive environmental damage. This post has been updated June 14 Astonishingly, Bishop Philip Richardson, a self-professed “white, straight male” states: I believe that General Synod needs to reach an agreed position on these

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