liturgy

Annual Study Day of the Society for Ecumenical StudiesIn association with Centre for Eastern Christianity Ecumenical PerspectivesHow a better understanding of what we actually DO in our places of Worship can enhance and promote the dialogue between Christians. This conference looks from a range of denominational perspectives at key issues of the topic in order to engage from a different angle in a fruitful area of ecumenical discussion.             ...
How should we understand the Eucharist?  When instituting the Eucharist at Last Supper, Jesus didn’t ask his disciples to understand what they were doing, he only asked them to celebrate it faithfully until he returned.  When he offered them bread and said, “This is my body”, and then offered them wine and said, “This is my blood”, they would not have understood.  There must have been considerable confusion and bewilderment: How are we supposed to understand this?Their...
As we approach the start of a new liturgical year, The Way is publishing a revised version of Peter Edmonds’ Companion to the Sunday Missal.Renamed The Way Companion to the Sunday Missal, this is a brief, informative and accessible guide, which provides commentary and background on the Sunday scripture readings. It has been described as ‘an answer to a preacher’s prayer’, which is invaluable to those writing homilies and sermons. It will also provide...
I was born in Lanarkshire, one of six children; my father was the local NHS GP.  I attended St Aloysius College, serving on Br Ward’s impeccable altar staff and as a technician in Fr Grumitt’s stage crew.  I studied Medieval History and English Language and Literature at the University of St Andrews.  Having been a keen pianist since the age of five, and after some minor efforts on the church organ in my local parish, I sang in three choirs during my student years, including a...