Matthew 27: 9-10

Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.” Math.27. 9-10. RSV No-one writes without a purpose. And Matthew is no exception here. Of all the Gospel writers, he makes the most effort to link the life of Jesus with the scriptures known to contemporary Jewish Christians. In these two verses we find a link to the words … Continue reading Matthew 27: 9-10

Leading matins

If people want Matins, why does Matins vary? The experience of leading matins┬ácan easily become┬ámore about whether the people were pleased with the kind of Matins you led than what the BCP had to offer. We have a number of adaptations to Matins and we seem to have to follow them – why? There is a great responsibility when using these wonderful words, a sense of continued history and worship linking us through time back to Cranmer. So how can we fiddle with it? I love Common Worship too, and creating Services of the Word with a reasonable amount of … Continue reading Leading matins