2020 Pandemic communion

Communion prayer of thanksgiving — Ana Gobledale, UK

Matthew 11 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A God of gentleness, thank you for relieving our burdens and for filling our emptiness with the Bread of Life. Create of us the living Body of Christ, that in these challenging times we might witness the power and possibility of your love and peace in our world […]

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Table for Two — Bob Hill, USA

Yes, I’ve posted this twice.  I guess I really like it and want to share it!  Ana Table for two or more, please: tabla rasa or elemental mesa, fine-grained wood or chrismed marble slab, in the center of the city or in the heart of the heart of the brush arbor; whatever works, whatever lets […]

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Tis a Fearful Thing ― Yehuda HaLevi, Spain

‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing to love. For your life has lived in me, your laugh once lifted me, your […]

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Lockdown Liturgy for Communion — Cara Heafey, UK

Participating in communion in my home, along with fellow Christians in their home, has proven, for me, a powerful expression of the living Body of Christ and the Priesthood of all Believers. Cara provides a complete communion liturgy to use on-line in either a live stream, podcast or Zoom-type platform. Ready-to-print copies: PDF Lockdown Liturgy […]

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Call to Communion on-line — Cara Heafey

With what words do we invite the Body of Christ to gather on video screens? What actions and words recognize and welcome Jesus as host for our home communion meals? What terms express the authentic and powerful experience of Christ’s presence in our virtual midst? Invitation Jesus shared meals in all kinds of homes: The […]

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Table For Two, Communion in isolation — Bob Hill, USA

Table for two or more, please: tabla rasa or elemental mesa, fine-grained wood or chrismed marble slab, in the center of the city or in the heart of the heart of the brush arbor; whatever works, whatever lets you face your face and pandemic’s knell. Let it be set, accordingly, with clouds passing overhead or […]

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