Category Archives: Eucharist

“Prayer-Work”, Like ‘Space-Time’ Forges Sacramental Being-before-the -face-of-God”

This week has seen me out in the garden a lot. I have been mowing the lawns, and looking to see where the pipes for our garden’s watering system go, so that we can keep the garden alive, without wasting … Continue reading

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Dissonance In Reciting The Great Prayers of Thanksgiving at the Eucharist

During the Great prayer of Thanksgiving, I find myself saying some very strange things. Mostly I have overlooked them, but now I think it is worth sharing with you what strikes me as odd about the range of Thanksgiving Prayers … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Friend And Some Reflections On The Church Ads A Result

I want to pay tribute to my friend Peter, who died just last week. We lived in different cities, and I was not as close to him as some others were, but I would like to think that I was … Continue reading

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On Hearing Hard Truths

When I was fifteen, I was at a church youth camp where there were about 600 young people. We were having a lovely time. Then we were visited by Evan Jones, the minister from an inner city parish. He said … Continue reading

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On the Difference Between the Ideal and the Real In The Media and the Church

Over the Summer, I heard a replayed interview from Radio National’s ‘Saturday Extra’. The person interviewed was Emma Sky, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, who was an advisor to the US Military in Iraq. Here is what she said, … Continue reading

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Three Theses Nailed On The Door Of Our Church

Every now and again, some kind of passion wells up in me, and out comes a stream of thoughts about what is important to me, and where I think some people have gone wrong. So I want to share it … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Living: From Bows and Arrows to Retirement

When we were growing up, we used to play ‘bows and arrows’. To get good arrows, we spent our pocket money to buy good, thin doweling, and to put proper flights on them. On occasion, our arrows went over the … Continue reading

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