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October 2016

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong Spreads

A friend of mine has just been to Germany. He told me something I was totally unaware of. German churches are celebrating Choral Evensong! That’s Anglican-style Choral Evensong. As an example, he brought me back the service booklet for this from the Berliner Dom (thanks! – that is the service booklet in the image above).

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All Saints

All Saints Resources

Some communities will celebrate All Saints’ this coming Sunday. Others will celebrate it on Tuesday, November 1st. ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng,

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1549 BCP

The End of Common Prayer

There are different ways to be a community, a Christian community [or any religious community]. You could focus around a leader. You could find unity by all signing up to the same list of beliefs. You could find unity by a common mission drive. You could focus on knowing each other and being like a

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Pope and Patriarch

Synodality and Primacy

The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church announced that it had reached substantial agreement on the questions of primacy and synodality in the Church. It was described as a “landmark agreement”. There is increasing acceptance of the first-among-equals of the Bishop of Rome role in the pre-1054 church.

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