Monthly Archives: June 2011

Benediction Modern Stylee

Speaks for itself. H/T Eddie Green

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More Responses on Civil Partnerships

The last few days have seen a flurry of developments in relation to Civil Partnerships and the Church of England. Following on from the official release of a legal guidance leaked over a month ago, the Church of England has

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Recurrent Miscarriage

Great video on how Christians should approach this experience. One thing that has struck me since losing Zachary (though obviously not through a miscarriage) is the number of people I meet who have lost children. It is the unspoken grief

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Your Great Name

They cannot play this enough on UCB at the moment!

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Moving On

Have just read this sad post over on Andy’s blog. Andy has recently withdrawn from offering himself for ordained ministry, mostly on the grounds that having trained to be a Pioneer Minister there are actually no Pioneer curacies available. And

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More on the “New” Legal Advice

The “new” legal advice is nothing of the sort; it is identical to the one leaked in May by Andrew Brown of the Guardian. Let’s try and piece together the history of this document. 5th July 2010 – The Southwark

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Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Two Final Things

Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

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.
Kontakion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy