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Goodbye Daily Office?

Goodbye Daily Office?

On some recent occasions when I was present, clergy were leading the Daily Office from A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa. In each of these cases, when they got to the appointed psalm, however, rather than using it as a prayer that we, the...
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

2019 NZ Lectionary Booklet The tradition of giving thanks for the institution of the Eucharist (in the story of Jesus’ life on a Thursday) has long been celebrated on the first “free” Thursday outside of Lent/Easter. People connect it with Juliana of...
Resources for Week beginning 23 June

Resources for Week beginning 23 June

Jesus, the Gerasene, and the Unclean Spirits (James Tissot 1836-1902) Let us pray (in silence) [that we praise, reverence, and serve God] pause Lord,may we always love and revere your Holy Name,for you never fail to help and guide those you establish firmly in your...
An Act of Discord?

An Act of Discord?

In The Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church, the Calendar (page 23) has that a celebration of “The First Book of Common Prayer, 1549, is appropriately observed on a weekday following the Day of Pentecost.” Today, on this site, is that day....
Worship Rules?

Worship Rules?

I recently attended a workshop to improve photography. The presenter worked through a list of photography rules: the rule of thirds hotspots the effect of lines … I regularly make a parallel between worship (or liturgy) and grammar – trying to stress that...