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November 2012

the Advent Collect

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] pause Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in the which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

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Lectionary 2013

2013 NZ Lectionary

It’s that time of year again; when we receive The Lectionary Te Māramataka 2013 for the Anglican Church of Or. This year, the four pages of “How to use the Lectionary” are followed by two new pages “Understanding the Lectionary”. These six pages notwithstanding, someone like me still finds this publication an annual enigma. I

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What if money were no object?

British philosopher and writer Alan Watts (1915-1973) asks the seemingly simple question of what you would do if money were no object. If you say that money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time: You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that

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All right Justin...

Anglican Commnon

Definition of COMMNON noun (pronunciation kəˈm nən) A partial communion. An imperfect communion. A broken communion. A clayton’s communion. A commnon is what you have if you don’t have a communion. American spelling: comnon (as much non as com) The term was first used by Rev. Bosco Peters in 2012 Some think the Anglican Communion

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Advent Calendar

Advent resources

On Pinterest, the Society of Saint John the Evangelist has just created an Advent Calendar. Brilliant! And simple! What online resources have you or your community got for Advent? Any other resources that you know about that you can also share with us in the comments area below… Amongst many other Advent resources, this site

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the gospels

Year C

The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 2. In the three year lectionary the focus is on St Luke’s Gospel. In your community, and in your own life, is planning underway how to best make use of this year’s lectionary? It is just plain stubbornly irritating, especially if your denomination (like mine) has

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