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December 2021

Matrix Resurrections (with spoilers)

Our culture’s blue-pill, wellbeing-happiness “reality” needed a happier ending. The boy gets the girl. They weren’t really dead. And women can fly just as well as men. Nothing of substance has been added – Resurrections simply undoes the tragedy of Reloaded and Revolutions to essentially bring us back to where we were at the end of The Matrix.

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Christmas 2

Textweek resources: Christmas 2; Epiphany • collect/opening prayer reflection 2nd Sunday after Christmas For Epiphany, once again Episcopalians (Anglicans) and Roman Catholics will pray the same prayer. Deus, qui hodierna die Unigenitum tuum gentibus stella duce revelasti: concede propitius; ut, qui jam te ex fide cognovimus, usque ad contemplandam speciem tuae celsitudinis perducamur. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum Jesum

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Child Jesus Nazareth Mafa

Christmas 1

Almighty God,
you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word:
Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Christmas Eve

Eternal God, 
in the stillness of this night 
you sent your almighty Word to pierce the world’s darkness 
with the light of salvation: 
give to the earth the peace that we long for 
and fill our hearts with the joy of heaven
through our Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

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