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Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

I read that in USA, it is expected people will spend $US 9 Billion. With the Americanisation of NZ, I’ve noticed many people in different places dressed up for Halloween – and that started about a dozen days before Halloween. Just as for Christmas, in NZ...
Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

Halloween – All Saints – All Souls

It is time to put the ‘Hallow’ back into ‘Halloween’. Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls forms a triduum (three days of liturgical observance). ‘Halloween’ is a contraction of ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ (the...
Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 30th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s love strengthen us to do God’s will] Pause Almighty everliving God, [or God of holiness] increase within us your gifts of faith, hope, and love, and make us cherish what you command, so that we may obtain what you promise; through...
All Souls

All Souls

From Holy Women, Holy Men In the New Testament, the word “saints” is used to describe the entire membership of the Christian community, and in the Collect for All Saints’ Day the word “elect” is used in a similar sense. From very early times, however, the word “saint”...