The Daily Office is one of the core components of the Anglican tradition that emerged from the English Reformation of the 16th Century. The Reformers simplified the monastic tradition of praying seven times a day to a twice-a-day pattern that fit better with regular parish life. The Daily Office liturgy has become a treasured devotional … [Read more…]
Collect for Proper 25 Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Sunday: AM Psalm 63:1-8(9-11), 98; … [Read more…]
Artistic representation has always been part of the worship of God. From statues of angels on the Ark of Covenant (Exodus 25:18) to elaborate carvings in the Temple (1 Kings 6:29), to stained glass of cathedrals, to the Nativity sets and crosses we display in our homes, artistic beauty helps us to experience and express the beauty of the Ultimate Creator.