Tag: Liturgies

Stripped Down Liturgy – Funeral

I got into a conversation this week about which bits of the Church of England liturgy were “essential” for a service. Although we all have different views of what makes a good service, it’s really interesting to look at the

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Rowan’s Hegelian Triumph

As I’ve been reading Benjamin Myer’s Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams this week, I’ve started to wonder whether the Archbishop’s strategy of Hegelian struggle between thesis and antithesis, much bemoaned by conservatives and liberals alike, may actually

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Church Times goes all Pravda

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, the official organ of the Communist Party was the newspaper Pravda, famed for its parroting of the party line and its interesting take on veracity and accurate reporting. Now two decades later

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Two Theologies of Marriage?

I want to pick up some of the observations made last week on the Boston Gay marriage and try to move the conversation forward. In particular, I want to return to the issues of a coherent theology of marriage that

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Boston Gay Marriage – TEC have Completed the Circle

My thanks to Charlene Smith of the Episcopal Divinity School in the US who has supplied me with a copy of the liturgy used last Saturday for the marriage service in Boston Cathedral. You can download the service yourself here

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The Service of my Love – A Review

I decided that in order to have a valid input in commenting on other people’s plans, it would be fair if I actually grappled with the liturgical sources they were going to use. To that end I got hold of 

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