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February 2016

When Silence Speaks

When Silence Speaks: The Spiritual Way of the Carthusian Order by Tim Peeters Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Darton Longman And Todd Ltd (August 27, 2015) Carthusians essentially live a praying hermit life as a supporting community. They have differing callings within the one community – the ‘brothers’ having more of a community life and working

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Tower of Siloam

Lent 3

Let us pray (in silence) [that the more we see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves, the more we may be drawn closer to God] pause God, the source of all our strength; watch over us within and without, that in body we may be protected from all adversity, and in

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Sergius & Bacchus

Blessing Same-Sex Unions

Yesterday, the text of the Way Forward Working Group report was published. It deals with how blessing committed same-sex couples may be progressed in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. It comes in response to Motion 30 of General Synod Te Hinota Whanui 2014 (GSTHW 2014). The Way Forward Working Group report

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Communion Means Communion

A Communion of churches, at the very least surely, are churches that can celebrate communion together, churches where they accept the validity of each others ordinations, churches where someone ordained in one church can preside in the other. What is called “The Anglican Communion” is not such a communion. At the recent meeting of Anglican

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Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday

Rethinking Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is also well known as “There is something on your forehead” Wednesday as we proudly head out from the Eucharist into the secular world witnessing to our faith and declaring to the world that we have begun the Lenten fast [even to the point of #ashtag selfies here and here] …. ummmm…. just

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