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Month: February 2013

anchor

anchor

We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain (Heb 6:19) The anchor was a very popular symbol in the early church. Its popularity faded at the start of the fourth century – when Christianity became legal. In catacombs it is obviously

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God box

cardboard church?

Artist Peter Majendie (above) is building about fifty cardboard, 1.2-metres-square, “god boxes” for people to use as prayer or quiet rooms around Christchurch. The one above is located on the corner of Lyttelton Street and Cobham Street in Spreydon. “They can be whatever they want to be to each person. They can be used as

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Lenten cross

Lent candle ritual

One of the cool things about being part of the community that gathers around this site is the way that we all help each other, sharing good ideas. We were into the first week of Lent and I received a question: “I remember using a liturgy for a Lenten Ring, similar to the Advent Ring,

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How Anglicans make decisions?

This is the decision-making flow chart for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia on whether to bless committed same-sex couples, and allow for clergy that are in such a relationship. To place this flow chart in context, it is important to compare it with the flow chart for other significant decisions. So

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