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Worship happens when we respond to God’s grace together; liturgy is about organizing the response. From sights and colours to sounds and tones, from smells to touch to taste, and yes, in words, too, we plan the moments we come together for worship. How can we best grow in offering every one of God’s gifts back to God?

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Matthew Griffin
I’m a priest serving in the Diocese of Niagara, with both a pastoral and an academic interest in the relationship between liturgy and theology.

Recent blog posts

Prayers celebrating a dead fish

April 20th, 2017

Grief over the death of a pet is real and complicated and lacks the formal markers that are so important to us as we gather for a Christian funeral What are some of the times you’ve been delighted to have liturgical ways of marking important pastoral moments with those you love and serve?

Preparing for Holy Week

March 24th, 2017

Traditions vary widely about what services are held and look like throughout Holy Week, and clerics, worship committees, altar guilds, choirs, those preparing orders of service, and many more are diligently getting ready! What are some of your favourite traditions of the week? How does it look and feel in the context of your community?

Calendar muddles

January 26th, 2017

Sometimes, the date on which a particular feast day is celebrated is not cut and dry. Sometimes, the lectionary allows for creative solutions that best meet the needs of the worshipping community. How did your congregation celebrate Epiphany this year?

Pray without ceasing: The Daily Office

December 15th, 2014

The Liturgy Task Force of Faith, Worship, and Ministry is working on revisions to our authorized liturgical texts. In this entry, Task Force member Richard Leggett provides some background on practices of daily prayer, and introduces a new resource for Morning and Evening Prayer

One way of marking koinonia across space and time: The BAS Calendar of Holy Persons (an invitation to contribute)

September 24th, 2014

As I look across the country, I see examples of how holy women and men are being remembered and celebrated. Who are the others?

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