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Month: September 2014

Saint Paul writing epistle

Weak in Faith?

On Sunday we read Rom 14:1-12 Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgement on those who eat; for

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Creation Season

Some people have a particular focus on creation in the month of September. I am committed, as much as possible, to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). And I believe it is possible to essentially follow a “creation lens” of the readings for this month, and provide that and other resources on the Creation Season Page.

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Addai and Mari

Anaphora of Adai and Mari

We were recently talking about the East Syrian tradition of the Holy Qurbana (the Eucharist) of Addai and Mari (spelling varies, Addai, or Adai). The anaphora (Eucharistic Prayer) of this rite is one of the oldest we have. It is notable for lacking the Last Supper story. This is particularly of interest because, especially in

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Orans on Roman Mural

New Collects

[Updated 25 September 2014: Thank you to so very many of you who publicly and privately sent me extensive, varied, and detailed feedback on the draft collect collection I had produced. I now offer my final draft of New Collects which has incorporated your suggestions. This collection has been forwarded to the Common Life Liturgical

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