Archives December 21, 2015

Christingle 2015

Christmas Eve The Prezi which accompanies this can be found at: https://prezi.com/mj9bepkettmj/ Equipment: Christingle Kits and Grace, Knitted Nativity given to various children around Church and asked to look after them carefully, Candles & Tapers, Fire Extinguishers and Water Buckets in Chancel. Voile covers the big nativity People gather in Nave; while Micky Mouse’s Christmas, Tom […]

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Send an email to my fridge…

You can entertain/challenge and even (because I’m a big boy) abuse me via the power of the Internet and my fridge. Send an email to roboroughvicarage@gmail.com consisting of a picture attachment and the message in the subject, and my fridge will read it. I had an old Kindle lying around underused, and have it connected permanently […]

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Hail Mary…

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Here we are, sat in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, and […]

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The Bells! The Bells!

In Churches like ours, the ringing of bells is an established part of our tradition. They call the people to worship on a Sunday from far and wide and are seen by the public as characteristic of Anglican worship. They are, however, not the only bells which can and should be used in our church. […]

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The Sign of the Cross

Self-described “Torah-true Jews” to this day wear tefillin (“phylacteries”) on their foreheads and arms as a sign of their identity and devotion. This practice stems from Deuteronomy 6:4-8: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and […]

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Act of Remembrance (Liturgy)

As we gather we have the opportunity to reflect on these Holy Scriptures God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46.1 I lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121.1-2 […]

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Passing Water

At the entrance to the church there is a small dish of water, dwarfed by our elegant font, so often walked past, so often ignored and yet a vital reminder for everyone of the power of our baptism in Christ. The water in there is never there long enough to get stagnant, because at each […]

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Why is it called Mass?

Some may be mystified by my habit of calling the most important act of worship to the Christian Community ‘Mass’. Surely, one might think, that Mass was something exclusive to the Roman Catholic Church, and what was wrong with Holy Communion or The Eucharist ? However, if we pause to reflect, the Mass is indeed […]

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