Image of the Invisible God

Spoken word liturgy with sung refrain by Doug Gay and Rachel Morley, Late Late Service, 1994   Image of the Invisible, Image of the Invisible God. x2   In the beginning was the word, this early word, the first word, mysterious voice, talking behind the back of the universe, back before its beginning the i am …

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End Violence Against Children Campaign: Advent Wreath ‘Fears and Dreams’ of Syrian Refugee Children

An Advent prayer for wreath lighting...  (right click and download images obtained from World Vision Fears and Dreams website http://www.wvi.org/fearsanddreams/) Introduction: As we light the candles of the Advent Wreath we seek to join with the Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children and to shine light into the darkness of Displaced Children. Nearly 50 million …

End Violence Against Children Campaign : Advent Wreath Liturgy Ideas

Ideas for Advent Wreath Candle Lighting words with focus on The Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children by 2030 which seeks a world in which every child grows up free from violence. Every five minutes, somewhere in our world, a child dies as a result of violence. An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have …

Rorate Coeli : End Violence Against Children Campaign, Advent 2017

Rorate coeli  The opening words of Isaiah 45:8 are used frequently both as call to Worship or Introit or sung as a response antiphon in liturgy during Advent. It gives exquisite poetical expression to the longings of the people of God for a Messiah. It is also known as The Advent Prose or by the first words of its English translation, …

Open or Closed Communion – Mike Morrell

Picking the eyes out of this fantastic blog post and comments on Open or Closed Communion by Mike Morrell... Byzantine/Anglo-Catholic liturgist Richard Fabian makes a brief-but-compelling case for reversing the well-tread order of Baptism and Eucharist in his essay First the Table, Then the Font. "If the Church wants to insist on a closed, bounded-set meal based on …