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Archive for category Ecumenism

Lectionary-Based Eucharistic Prayers

Closely tying the sacramental rite to the words of Scripture for the day, these theologically appropriate, pastorally fitting, and linguistically satisfying prayers change the Great Thanksgiving prayer from a lull in the liturgy to a focused, fresh, and engaged moment for the congregation.

Is It a Mortal Sin to Miss Sunday Mass?

Are you required to go every Sunday?

Breaking News: Pope Francis on Liturgical Music

Some brief comments on Pope Francis’ address to the participants of a congress on liturgical music.

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New Resource Site, “Preaching and Worship”

A new ecumenical website with helpful search filters for accessing resources for preaching and preparing liturgies

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Vatican Radio: Catholic Parishes ‘Twinning’ for Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Anglican church of All Saints in central Rome on Sunday will be marked by the ‘twinning’ of the Church of England community with the Catholic parish of Ognissanti on the south side of the city.

Anglican Evensong in St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica will be hosting an Anglican Evensong on March 13th. This date has been chosen as the nearest available day to the historic feast day of St Gregory the Great.

Presbyterian Minister to Conduct Program on the Liturgy of the Hours

The program appears to be designed to reach out to members of churches that do not currently pray the Hours but would like to introduce the practice.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 Has Begun

It is great reason for rejoicing that the commemoration of 1517 is being celebrated by both Catholics and Protestants in an ecumenical spirit.

Hope for Shared Communion for Married Couples

Franz-Josef Bode, bishop of Osnabruck, wishes for the possibility of Communion for mixed-confession married couples.

What to Do With the Filioque

The filioque debate is a well known ecumenical issue. I give my ideas for a viable solution, mainly with regard to the liturgy.

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