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COCU16A – not in 2020 lectionary

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National Apology Day (Australia), 13th February

On 13 February 2008, the first sitting of the new parliamentary year, then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally acknowledged the immense suffering experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to past government policies of forced child removal and decades … Continue reading

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Blessings for a journey

A journey can become a sacred thing.Make sure, before you go,To take the timeTo bless your going forth,To free your heart of ballastSo that the compass of your soulMight direct you towardsThe territories of spiritWhere you will discoverMore of your … Continue reading

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COCU11A.Epiphany3A.26January2020

Readings:Isaiah 9:1-4: Isaiah prophesies a reversal of fortune for the people of God who are occupied by Assyria – though they are in darkness, light will break in, and they will be freed from their oppression.Psalm 27:1, 4-9: David’s Psalm celebrating God’s … Continue reading

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COCU7A.Christmas2.5Jan2020

(Note: COCU 8A Epiphany may also be celebrated on this day) ReadingsJeremiah 31: 7-14 or Sirach 24: 1-12Psalm 147 or Wisdom of Solomon 10: 15-20Ephesians 1: 3-14John 1: (1-9), 10-18

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COCU6A.Christmas1.29Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 63:7-9: praise for all God has done for the people, through God’s presence, mercy and steadfast love. Psalm 148: a psalm of praiseHebrews 2:10-18: Jesus become human like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might … Continue reading

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COCU5A.ChristmasEve.24Dec2019

ReadingsIsaiah 9: 2-7Psalm 96Titus 2: 11-14Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20) See also Christmas Eve B and Christmas Eve C Christmas Eve PrayerOmnipresent God, long ago you sent your angels through the midnight of the sleeping world to tell the shepherds Christ … Continue reading

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Advent wreath liturgies

Here is an advent candle liturgy by Maren C. Tirabassi: “I was moved by the thought of four candles illuminating the ways human and holy touch in this season, reminding us of the simple and amazing truth of Emmanuel, God … Continue reading

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COCU5A Christmas Day

See also COCU5B and COCU5C Readings – Christmas DawnIsaiah 62: 6-12Psalm 97Titus 3: 4-7Luke 2: (1-7), 8-20 Readings – Christmas DayIsaiah 52: 7-10Psalm 98Hebrews 1: 1-4 (5-12)John 1: 1-14 See also Christmas Dawn B and Christmas Day C Father Chris’ … Continue reading

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COCU64C.3Nov2019

Readings Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4: Habakkuk complains to God that justice is perverted and God’s help does not come, but then, as he waits for God’s answer, God’s word comes to him offering him a vision of the downfall of the … Continue reading

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