Monthly Archives: March 2013

Blessing for Jorge Mario Bergoglio

  God, make him an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let him sow love; where his church injured people, may he offer comfort and justice; where there is extravagance, may he teach the simplicity of his leaving … Continue reading

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Good Friday words — New Zealand, India and South Africa

Reflections for Good Friday (again early for those who may want to use them in planning worship) include a hymn by New Zealand lyricist Gordon Piesse, a poem by Eyingbeni Hümtsoe of India, and a poetic reflection by Isobel de … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Service in the Tradition of Republic of Georgia

Reverend Ala Kavtaradze and and Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili, are married to one another and serve the Evangelical Baptist Church of the Republic of Georgia. This Maundy Thursday service they entitle “The Taste of Freedom and the Power of the Towel.” … Continue reading

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Sankofa

On March 6, 2013, The New Hampshire Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee voted Senate Bill 187 ought to pass the full Senate. This bill would posthumously grant freedom to twenty slaves who petitioned for their freedom in 1779. The … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday – 2 Argentina and Maundy Thursday – 1 Mexico

These Holy Week resources come from two contributors to the book Gifts in Open Hands — More Worship Resources for the Global Community. Gerardo Oberman of Argentina shares an opening prayer for Palm Sunday and Laura Markle Downton has created … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday — Aotearoa New Zealand

It seems early to be sharing liturgy for Palm Sunday, which is often also the occasion for Passion Sunday, and falls on March 24 this year, but these gifts are for those who are planning worship. Those who use this … Continue reading

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Reading the Gospel in 2013

An Invitation Go ahead and say it out loud, all this lectionary year, every time: “I am reading from the gospel of Luke who was a Syrian.” Luke from Syria, this Syria, the one we read about in the papers. … Continue reading

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