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Liturgy – Work for the People

Liturgy – Work for the People

Popularly, people say (I’ve said it myself) that the word, “liturgy” (λειτουργία or λῃτουργία) derive from the Greek, “λαός” (Laos – people) and ἔργο (ergo – work) – so that liturgy, we say, means “work of the...
Affirming Contemporary Liturgy

Affirming Contemporary Liturgy

Last week, Pope Francis met with members of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW). On May 8 this year, the Congregation for Divine Worship is 50 years old. After the centralising of liturgical power by Popes John-Paul II and Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has returned...
Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint Church is a pioneer mission unit of the Wellington Diocese, founded in 2013 as part of the new way forward envisaged by Bishop Justin Duckworth who took up leadership of the Wellington Diocese half way through 2012. Now, Blueprint has produced “an...
Location Location Location

Location Location Location

Jesus, we presume, spoke mostly in Aramaic. The original context of his stories and sayings was with Middle Eastern peasants. That was the original location. After his death, these stories and sayings of his were told and retold in new locations – Greek-speaking...
Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics are the instructions given within a printed service. I have been proposing a model of liturgy (communal worship) as being like a language – the language of liturgy being primarily the symbols, signs, gestures, etc. accompanied by words. Rubrics,...