Monthly Archives: September 2007

Blessing Holy Things

Just want to highlight a comment made on the Glasgow same-sex blessings thread and my response to it. Kimberly said: The point is that blessing is what we do. The church has been given the gift of pronouncing God’s blessing

Posted in Holiness, Sexuality, Worship

St Michael and Associated Hard Cases

You know the dudes. 8 foot, kick-*** fellas in the Bible who, if you mess with them can cause you all sorts of problems, and who, if you stay on their right side can be jolly and nice and bring

Posted in Theology, Tradition

Who Am I?

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow Hat-tip the Gregster

Posted in Worship

It’s Doing the Rounds…

… so I thought I’d share it with y’all. Hat-tip Ruth G To the tune of “The Church’s One Foundation” The Anglican Communion Was mightily distressed When bishops of ECUSA Their heresies expressed, And in Convention showed not Repentance or

Posted in Heresy, Lighter Things, Music

Same Sex Blessing in Scotland

Anglican Mainstream is reporting that a same-sex blessing took place on Sunday 23rd (just passed), conducted by the Provost of Glasgow. From the Provost’s own blog, the following: Today I celebrated a Eucharist in circumstances which were new to me

Posted in Anglican Communion, Primates Meeting, Sexuality

Matthew Parris being too busy

Hat-tip Iain Dale Up at 6.30 for the Andrew Marr Show, Sunday. No time for breakfast. Dash to studio. Dash back. Enter hotel. Enter breakfast room. Nice table by window. “Tea please.” Huge meal – full monty. Up to my

Posted in Lighter Things, UK Politics

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Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Saint Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ and brought his brother with him: call us by your holy word, and give us grace to follow you without delay and to tell the good news of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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