Provincial Lent Course 2021
Morning & Evening Prayer Liturgies by the Ordinands of the Diocese
Manual in connection with the Solemnization and Registration of Marriages in the Republic of South Africa
Stations of the Resurrection
We, as Easter people, are infused by a vital source of energy through the power of God and discipleship for mission. We draw strength as a community of the living, resurrected Christ. May this meditation of stations renew our identity and direction from the words and presence of the resurrected Christ, that we might follow the path and discern Christ’s pattern for living the resurrected life as Easter people in the world.
Litany of Prayer for National Day of Prayer 31 May 2020
Earth Day resources
We pray that you have had a blessed – if strange- Easter. May you experience the living Christ with you in lockdown, just as the disciples did.
EARTH DAY – 22nd of April
This year we celebrate 50 years of Earth Day, and here are two special services you might like to visit on Earth day.
Green Anglicans of Southern Africa, Central Africa and Kenya have prepared an Earth day service https://youtu.be/XqGj5Q3B4WM.
Green Anglicans will live stream at 1100 (SAST) if you want to join us at that time.
Washington National Cathedral will be having an Earth day service at 11.15 (EDT, GMT-4) the guest speaker is Rev Margaret Bullitt- Jonas and the music is pre-recorded and will be beautiful
Here are some prayers from the Diocese of Toronto
Earth day prayers of the people https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Earth-Sunday-2018-Prayers-of-the-People.pdf
Join an earth day online event https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/
Celebrating Earth Day with Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oerEOf-YCvQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0sJJHbvzaYYkLY8MCJbXMVIaMHZ7TfLrHFRJdvZFTKsZQdx2sDHJL8Aio
Ryan the rhino is a Sunday School manual for children available on http://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CARING-FOR-CREATION-RYAN-THE-RHINO.pdf
We are putting sessions on line for use by families at home
https://youtu.be/2eOz-8NvxcA Session one
https://youtu.be/a3yfzpMjQ80 Session Two
https://youtu.be/aVgWyKeewUs Session three
Sermon notes for 19th of April
Sermon notes for this Sunday are by Elizabeth Perry, of Anglican Alliance http://sustainable-preaching.org/2020/04/19/second-sunday-of-easter-2020/
The Anglican Alliance have compiled a COVID19 hub.
And just for fun – an Easter Message of living hope from women clergy around the Communion
Liturgies for individuals or families to use at home during lockdown or self-quarantining
A service for Passion Sunday – produced by the ACO in London
PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK
Green Anglicans from Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa have prepared for you a Palm Sunday service including a Spiritual Communion https://youtu.be/Zuzxdq90cDY
We will stream at 0900 on Green Anglicans Facebook
Sermon notes for Palm Sunday from Joel Kelling, Anglican Alliance coordinator for the Middle East http://sustainable-preaching.org/2020/04/05/palm-sunday-2020/
Palm wreaths, in Mark we read that people used branches from the field – not only Palms. So this year let us make ‘Palm wreaths” to put on our door, made from local greenery or get the children to draw and colour them http://www.greenanglicans.org/palm-wreaths/
You can make your own palm crosses from a palm leaf or from two pieces of paper – here is a video showing how from St Andrew’s Newlands. https://www.facebook.com/standrewsnewlands/videos/149710473063675/
Sunday School resources for palm Sunday https://illustratedmin.s3.amazonaws.com/weekly-resources/PalmSunday.pdf
During holy week we will have an environmental meditation each evening from one of our Environmental Coordinators – you can go to the Green Anglicans Facebook or Green Anglicans Youtube.
Online Easter story – for Sunday School children here are some Easter story books for free download.
You can go here for other languages and other stories https://bibleforchildren.org/languages/english/stories.php
Meditations on the way of the Cross for Holy Week 2020
An Article by Bob Commin and Jane Dean: Jesus is condemned to die
More resources for holy week and Easter:
This one from Shannon Kelly and team, Shannon is the national liaison for youth, young adult and college students in the Episcopal Church, USA, also a friend and a former colleague.
Here are some great resources, for families with or without kids, for Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday.
This one from Wendie Barrie, Children’s Minister and national leader of FORMA formation committee in the Episcopal Church, USA, also a friend and a former colleague.
Free Lenten Book
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lenten Book “Saying Yes to Life” by Ruth Valerio is an excellent book on Care for Creation. SPCK are kindly letting us have it for free until Easter because of #lockdown. Don’t miss out!
Here is a beautiful ‘Spiritual Communion” with Fr Rus Bassoples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_5a_8XO1iI&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0Kf1ystyi_2YE5cGY2UQOgGeSOizZy_xhhtHs8QLFbOJHUqI-kwGKrd74
Tearfund have produced a report called the Burning Question – looking at the impact of plastic pollution by the top six polluters on poor countries. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/mar/31/burning-question-plastic-pollution-scars-poorest-countries-in-pictures https://youtube.com/channel/UCV6HJBZD_hZcIX9JVJ3dCXQ/videos
Webinar: Can the covid 19 tragedy be a historic reset for people and planet. Speakers include Prof Katharine Hayhoe and Rev Dr Dave Bookless https://youtu.be/_DhxkJu9VCQ
ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES
Why not take an environmental course while you are on #lockdown
Introductory course “Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact”
Climate change and Gender: https://www.uncclearn.org/open-online-course-gender-and-environment
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNION
Bishop Stephen Cotrell (Bishop of York elect) reflects on walking the camino de Santiago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8ao7qbsmU
How the Anglican Church of Canada is taking on climate change https://www.anglicanjournal.com/in-tune-with-creation-how-the-anglican-church-of-canada-is-taking-on-climate-change/?fbclid=IwAR3Bqefojfjc7hlO5OS-MtdtBgqSNEodrxP-j_uS6xg1xRKjBXmPUU6vJLU
SAFARI IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK?
And last but not least – you are invited to join a virtual game drive of the Kruger park which is being live-streamed twice a day for free. Very child friendly and the lions don’t bite!
End to Violence Against Women
Liturgie vir Geslagsbaseerde Geweld
World Suicide Day
Litany for Candlelighting