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Invocations at Barak Obama’s Inauguration

Controversy has surrounded invocations at Barak Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America. The controversial Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire, Bishop Gene Robinson prayed the invocation at the “We Are One” inaugural concert on Sunday. The time of the Bishop’s prayer was moved to prior to the commencement of the

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monastic futures?

Various newspapers have run slightly different variants of monastic statistics in the UK. There are a variety of creative responses. The Cistercian monastery with which I am associated has established a resident lay community alongside the monastic community. The article even featured in New Zealand: A chance to stay before you pray Gareth Rubin It

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improper 2

The New Zealand Anglican Lectionary gives one of the titles for today to be “Proper 2”. There is no explanation, nor introduction. Reader further: Improper Sundays Unfortunately and inexplicably the NZ Anglican Church’s website has (a sixth of the way through the Church Year) still not placed the current PDF of its published Lectionary online

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Sinulog festival

My Filipino American e-friend Joshua Migallos Ligan introduced me to Sinulog, the Feast of the Santo Nino [=Holy Child] of Cebu. He wrote to me that the holiday season extends from All Saints’ to Sinulog, the third Sunday of January. The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu

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