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Month: March 2012

Grammar for the new missal translation

is this a sentence?

Is the following a complete, formal sentence? “Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.” IMO it is not. As far as I can spot, in the new English translation of the Roman Missal the collect in every case is composed of two “sentences”

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Palm Sunday

collects in common

I have regularly, on this site, pointed out when Roman Catholics and Anglicans/Episcopalians are praying the same collect/opening prayer at a celebration. I am no strong advocate of the new Roman Catholic English missal translation, but one thing that this new translation has done is made it more visible and obvious that Roman Catholics are

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Church marketing

communication

Relatively recently I sought to go to a church service. I checked the church’s regular service times on their website. I could not go at the times provided on the site. Apparently, I later discovered, no one could. The regular service times had, quite some time ago, been changed. No one had updated the site.

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday confusion

If someone can interpret the above, from the NZ Lectionary differently, please let me know. To me, I can only read it to mean that if there is no procession with palms then Mark 11:1-11 (or John 12:12-16) and Ps 118:1-2,19-29 can replace Isa 50:4-9a and Ps 31:9-16. That’s what it means, isn’t it? So,

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Psalm 150

I have been encouraging a deeper living with the psalms. The above video connects with the awe expressed in Psalm 150, traditionally prayed daily by devout Jews and Christians. 1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to

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crowd

John 12:20-33

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. I’m one of those Greeks. I come from Thessalonica. I work in the port there. Mostly just labouring, loading and unloading ships that ply the Mediterranean. It pays the bills. Just. And occasionally I get the chance to work on a

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