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November 2017

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Year B

Following yesterday’s post, and the helpful comment, I thought (in the digital practice of “Throwback Thursday” but for Year B rather than C) to adapt a previous blog post. The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 3. In the three year lectionary, the focus is on St Mark’s Gospel. In your community, and

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New Zealand Lectionary 2018

You will find New Zealand’s Lectionary Te Maramataka 2018 PDF online (1.58 MB – click link to download). Page numbers of the printed booklet are identical to the online version. This post is just a collection of comments from a quick first glance. There is much in a publication such as this that is good

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Simplify Daily Prayer

I am passionate about Daily Prayer – using the Bible, particularly the Psalms, as a disciplined way of praying. If the Eucharist is the jewel in the crown – then Daily Prayer is its setting. From a scholarly point of view, there is the ‘cathedral’ tradition – a people’s office (another name for Daily Prayer),

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Candle Questions

The questions in this post are not rhetorical. And, yes, for those who think that liturgy and the study of liturgy is akin to stamp collecting or cigar-band collecting, this post can be another piece of evidence about liturgy’s esoteric irrelevance. It doesn’t hurt to have the occasional lighter (see what I did there!) post

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