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Month: March 2017

Joseph and Jesus

Saint Joseph

As we are coming up to the feast of Saint Joseph (19 March – although the Sunday celebration obviously takes precedence, and many will move the celebration of St Joseph into next week), here is a reflection reblogged: You can imagine Jesus in his teenage years. He’s had his basic, solid education, and now it’s

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Amon sml

Matthew in Slow Motion 7

and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. (Matthew 1:9-11)

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God Willing

God Willing

I just watched the DVD version of God Willing (Italian: Se Dio vuole – with English subtitles) is a 2015 Italian comedy film directed by Edoardo Falcone. Here is the NON-USA Format: God Willing Here is the USA Format: God Willing I suggest – the less you know, the more fun it is. All I

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Jesus and woman at the well

Resources for Lent 3

We have been praying the following prayer together for at least 13 centuries. Whilst it is still used in the RC Extraordinary Form, I have been unable to find it in the Ordinary Form (help me?). You can read more about it in the commentary: Collect for Lent 3 Let us pray (in silence) [that

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Negotiation sml

Negotiating With A Liturgist

There is an old joke: Q. What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? A. You can negotiate with a terrorist. I recently wrote about the negative view many people hold of the word and concept of “liturgy”. In this current post, I want to make a comparison between “liturgy” and “grammar”. Compare the

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Lost in Space sml

We Have The Technology

I was recently at an event where Sam Neill was talking to some teenagers about his life, acting, and films. He spoke about the changes in technology. One of the things that he said was that each of them had sufficient technology in their pocket. Sam spoke about a great film maker that he knows

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How To Baptise?

This post is part 3 of a series which began with Baptised in Paul’s Name (Part 1) and Baptised in Paul’s Name (Part 2) I feel like I need to restate each time – this study is not advocating for a change from our ecumenically-agreed practice of baptising with a verbal, formulaic proclamation “…in the

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