Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beatitudes from Famous Last Words

Beatitudes for very particular people “I thirst.” Blessed are active and recovering alcoholics — and all who come out of surgery and are longing for that swab, those ice chips, for they will find living water. “Truly, I tell you, … Continue reading

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The Seven Last Words from the Cross — from South Africa

The Seven Last Words from the Cross Isobel de Gruchy I “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” They took Jesus to Golgotha and there they crucified him, the Jews derided, the Romans, with callous … Continue reading

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An Easter Reflection from the Philippines and a Sung Blessing from Aotearoa

I’ve been working ahead but on Maundy Thursday this Easter Reflection by Levi Oracion of the Philippines remembering and telling the story of the Easter that was the most meaningful to him in his life  seems appropriate. Carried by Wings … Continue reading

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Easter resources from Aotearoa, Australia, Jerusalem

Some resources for Easter services … Opening Prayer               Australia Risen Christ, You walk through this earth using the feet of very imperfect disciples; may every race and generation take time to look up and see you, draw nearer, listen and … Continue reading

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For Psalm Sunday from Argentina

Saludamos tu presencia Saludamos tu presencia en medio nuestro, Señor, como aquel día en que entraste, sobre un burrito prestado, a aquella ciudad en la que fuiste aclamado y odiado, recibido y rechazado, alabado e insultado. Levantamos nuestras manos al … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 137

For Barack Obama’s trip to the Middle East. Improv on Psalm 137 If I forget you, O Jerusalem – if I forget the sunset playing across the wall of the Old City the sound of shofar, muezzin, and the bells … Continue reading

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A Gathering Prayer On A First Spring Morning

In the northern hemisphere we will shift this week into spring — or rather we are approaching the equinox. Spring weather is quite another matter.  Here is a First Nations prayer from Canada to begin the season. Note from  R. … Continue reading

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