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June 2013


the bishop comes last?

Some time ago I received a question which I answered privately. I do not know which country nor even which communion this question refers to. So if the mitre fits… The diocesan bishop was coming to a church’s patronal festival. The bishop said he would robe and sit in the sanctuary but “play no part

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videos of note

“Where The Streets Have No Name” (live from Boston) “We can be in the middle of the worst gig in our lives, but when we go into that song, everything changes. The audience is on its feet, singing along with every word. It’s like God suddenly walks through the room. It’s the point where craft

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Vatican Council II

When belief shaped praying (part 2)

This year, on 4 December, it is the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), the first document promulgated by Vatican II. I was invited to write a reflection from an Anglican perspective for Liturgy, the Roman Catholic Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Centre publication. I am grateful that they are happy for

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Malkhaz Songulashvili

Baptist worship

The photo on the left is that of a Baptist minister. I’m sorry, I’ll read that again: The photo on the left is that of a Baptist minister. This is Malkhaz Songulashvili, the leader of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia (EBCG). Here’s how Alexander Cuttino, an American pastor, recently described worship in a EBCG

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Gerasene Demoniac

no pigs for Catholics?

A good friend of mine pointed out this Sunday (23 June) Roman Catholics (RC) and the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) have a different Gospel Reading. Usually, the Gospel Reading is the same. Why not this Sunday? There is no official explanation to go with either lectionary. So I am intuiting the reason for the change

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