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Communion in the Hand(Comments Off on Communion in the Hand)

May 31, 2018

In the period after the second Vatican Council there were many changes in the celebration of the Mass, including: the use of English rather than Latin, the dialogue mass with the people responding to the words of the priest, the sign of peace, and the possibility of communion under both kinds.… More

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The Sabbath in the Jewish Tradition

On the seventh day God finished his work … and he rested … So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work of creation.

The Sabbath, as it has been observed over the past 2,000 years, has two elements: the positive elements involve the observance of the celebration, while the negative involve the observance of restrictions.… More

The Passover Seder – a Different Night

Jews celebrate the Passover (Hebrew Pesach) from the 15th to 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan - this year 30 March to 7 April.

The theme is of redemption. It is a holy time, where the Lord is celebrated as the great liberator of humanity.… More

More on the Fencibles (2)

In 1846 Governor Grey requested a military force from Britain, as he was concerned about the ‘unrest’ between Māori and the early settlers in New Zealand. The English Parliament sent a detachment of retired soldiers, ‘The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps.’ ‘Fencible’ means ‘capable of defending.' The idea was to establish settler townships that could rapidly mobilise as military forces if needed.More

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