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Our Holy Day — One God, Three Faiths(0)

April 1, 2019

Keeping a ‘holy day’ each week is something Abrahamic faiths have in common, according to leaders of New Zealand’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. Organised by Wellington’s Abrahamic Council, the leaders all spoke of the centrality of prayer on their holy day.… More

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Stations of the Cross

The text is adapted from the ceremony led by Pope Francis, at the Colosseum, Rome, on Good Friday, 30 March 2018.

The photos, taken by Glen McCullough, are of the Stations in St Benedict’s Church, Newton, Auckland, and are used with the permission of the Parish Priest, Monsignor Paul Farmer.More

Communion in the Hand

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

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

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