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March 2019

A Personal Vanity Project?

In a discussion I observed about a liturgical practice, someone criticised a priest (who affirmed this particular practice) for not implementing it in the parish he has (relatively-recently been appointed to have) oversight over. I was really taken by his reply: My parish is not a personal vanity project. There is much to reflect on

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Resources for Lent 4

Let us pray (in silence) [that as Christ was restrained for our sake, we may be set free for his] pause Forgive, O God, the offences of your people,that through your goodness we may be freed from the bonds of the sinswhich in our frailtywe have committed;through our Saviour Jesus Christ,who is alive with you

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The Annunciation

We can waste time and energy, and generate more heat than light, about the Annunciation story – How much of it is history? Is it an extended metaphorical story? Where did Jesus’ other chromosomes come from?… And we miss the point of the story: God became what we are so that you and I might

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As-salāmu ʿalaykum (Arabic: السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ) is a greeting in Arabic that means “Peace be upon you”. The greeting is a religious salutation among Muslims when greeting, though it is also used by Arabic speakers of other religions, including Arab Christians. The typical response to the greeting is wa ʿalaykumu s-salām(وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام) “And peace be upon you too”. Greeting people with

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