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October 2013

Igniting the Holy daily

Fire Starters: Igniting the Holy in the Weekday Homily Richard J. Sklba Liturgical Press (June 17, 2013) 624 pages The Daily Mass readings (Daily Eucharistic Lectionary) must, by far, be the most-read part of the Bible day by day. When I, today, carry round with me the thought that the Spirit helps us in our

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Lavabo 2

The Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) all have a tradition of ritual handwashing before prayer. Jews Christians In the third century there are traces of a custom of washing the hands as a preparation for prayer on the part of all Christians; and from the fourth century onwards it appears to have been usual for

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Duncan & Wabakula

GAFCON – true Anglican Communion?

GAFCON 2013 is over, and their Communique and Commitment is out. It may be premature to parse this document, but I will risk some early reflection and possible scenarios. The Anglican Communion has “instruments of communion” binding it together: primarily (and the only one, for example, formally recognised by my province) the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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CofE baptism inconsistency

People have been urging me to watch this week’s video by the Archbishop of Canterbury. And to post it. So I went to look for it. And indeed, as you see, it is a lovely video, beautifully edited, with very thoughtful content. And then suddenly, without any warning, in an otherwise exemplary, laudable presentation, there

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And the Son

Filioque The “Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed” (normally referred to as the “Nicene” Creed) has Καὶ εἰς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον, τὸ κύριον, τὸ ζῳοποιόν, τὸ ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς ἐκπορευόμενον (And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, from the Father proceeding) But the Latin text used in the Western Church has the Holy Spirit

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