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Dorothy McRae-McMahon - book author

Dorothy McRae-McMahon is the author of books: Everyday Passions A Conversation on Living, Rituals for Life, Love & Loss. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, Liturgies for the Journey of Life, Memoirs Of Moving On: A Life Of Faith, Passion And Resilience, Being Clergy, Staying Human: Taking Our Stand In The River, Liturgies for the Young in Years, Liturgies For Daily Life, Rituals for Life, Love & Loss (Large Print 16pt), Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss, Rituals

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'When people come together before their God and each other as an experience of community, we often find that the love and courage and truth which is released goes beyond the sum total of our human hopes. In rituals of healing and forgiveness there is also something of an enacting of faith. We, who find it hard to believe in our forgiveness, or healing, or some other hope, commit ourselves in faith to affirming before others that we are forgiven or healed or given a new hope'. This book offers inspiration for anyone involved in leading or preparing worship. Liberating and vivid, often drawing on the power of symbol and ritual, these prayers and liturgies show faith, forgiveness and healing affirmed and enacted in worship together.
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A collection of fresh, new liturgies and prayers, closely targeted at different age ranges from 5yrs to 18yrs old, plus material for all-age. All the material has arisen from experience and has been written to be used or adapted with confidence. Includes material for: 'Sunday School' and mid-week children's services; Youth services, clubs and events; School assemblies; Family services.
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A collection of traditional and modern liturgies for use in a wide range of church situations. This book offers a diverse and imaginative collection of original liturgies appropriate for a wide range of church styles and situations. Divided into three main sections: 'Liturgies for high days', 'Liturgies for ordinary Sundays' and 'Liturgies for special occasions', the material offers a fresh approach using traditional liturgical structures. For the more conventional reader there is plenty of material with a strong emphasis on bible readings and traditional themes such as 'Our sins our forgiven' and 'Eternal Life', prominence is also given to traditional Christian festivals and seasons. The material is spiced up with more original liturgies, many focused on modern issues such as 'Creating a space for friendship across faiths' and 'meditations on giving or receiving an organ donation'. All the material has arisen from experience and can be used or adapted with confidence.
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Rituals for Life, Love and Loss provides spiritual rituals and meditations for the modern world, for times of celebration and grief. Dorothy McRae - McMahon, who is internationally renowned for her knowledge of rituals, has created meaningful ceremonies for everyone, regardless of their faith.From naming a child and blessing a home to the s...
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From the joy of naming a child or blessing a home to the sadness of ending a marriage or the dignity of a simple funeral, here are the words and settings needed to value and commemorate life’s transitions and milestones. Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss provides rituals and meditations for today's world, for times of celebration and commitment, for new beginnings, and for periods of grief. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, internationally renowned for her work with ritual, has created meaningful ceremonies for all people, regardless of their faith. Presented in three parts — Celebrations, Changes, and Letting Go — these rituals are comprised of simple, direct language and include guidance for what to say, suggestions for music, and ideas for group participation and incorporating symbolic objects. Rituals for Life, Love, and Loss is for everyone who wishes to mark and honor those significant occasions along life’s journey.
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Rituals provides spiritual rituals and meditations for the modern world, for times of celebration and grief. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, who is internationally renowned for her knowledge of rituals, has created meaningful ceremonies for everyone, regardless of their faith. From naming a child and blessing a home to the sadness of ending a marriage and a simple funeral, Rituals gives us the words and symbols we need to make the everyday sacred.