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Ashes to Fire

If Ashes to Fire is “authorised” will all other possibilities from Ash Wednesday until the Day of Pentecost be illegal? Currently everything in Ashes to Fire (a resource for the Lent and Easter Seasons) is allowed to be used. But currently you can also use resources from the Canadian Book of Alternative Services, from the… Continue Reading

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GSTHW in review 5

GSTHW in review 5

The liturgical agreements in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) are chaotic. It may be hard to imagine but decisions and assertions made at General Synod Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW) have left our church in an even worse situation. It has now been acknowledged that our church has been acting illegally… Continue Reading

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GSTHW in review 2

GSTHW in review 2

It is, for me, beyond comprehension how the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP), a church noted for its commitment to Te Reo Maori and Polynesian languages, has just passed a Bill that, unless there is an appeal during the following year, will make Ashes to Fire (a collection of liturgies for… Continue Reading

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A late motion for GSTHW

A late motion for GSTHW

A week out from the meeting of General Synod Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW) members received a new motion (motions are to be in 7 weeks earlier). The explanation with this motion (number 31) is that it is required on the passing of Bill 4. Bill 4 is the last stage towards making Ashes to Fire… Continue Reading

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2012 General Synod

2012 General Synod

Everything from a revised Prayer Book, through marriage for gays, to the Anglican Covenant is being debated at the 60th General Synod/Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW) of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP). The meeting will be held in Nadi, Fiji Islands, 6-13 July 2012. [That’s not even mentioning that the location… Continue Reading

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General Synod liturgy – vote yes 1

General Synod liturgy – vote yes 1

A motion from Christchurch will be moved at the July meeting of General Synod Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW) of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The motion to GSTHW will bring forward our diocesan concern. Christchurch passed the following unanimously at our September synod 2011: “That this Synod… asks the Standing Committee… Continue Reading

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Liturgical resources, guidelines and rules

The following document was commissioned by the Common Life Liturgical Commission (CLLC) of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to “aid understanding” of the “already transparent, simple and clear” liturgical rules of this church. It was presented to the Bishops’ Meeting, placed on the church’s official website, and will be presented to… Continue Reading

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