Prayer

len on November 30th, 2016

O Come O come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.. This prayer is still ours as we wait for the return of Jesus. We are God’s people in exile, a broken people, at some times worshipping the true God, at other times worshipping an image of godness, self-created, a dead idol that will not confront our […]

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len on December 19th, 2015

In the first centuries the Church had a beautiful custom of praying seven great prayers calling afresh on Christ to come, calling him by the mysterious titles he has in Isaiah, calling to him; O Wisdom. O Root! O Key O Light! come to us! Malcolm writes, “Of all the mystic titles of Christ, this […]

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len on December 13th, 2015

In the first centuries the Church had a beautiful custom of praying seven great prayers calling afresh on Christ to come, calling him by the mysterious titles he has in Isaiah, calling to him; O Wisdom. O Root! O Key O Light! come to us! The evening prayer, also know as Vespers, always includes the […]

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len on April 21st, 2014

I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism, Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial, Through the strength of His resurrection with […]

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len on April 7th, 2014

LORD LET ME SEE Lord let me see, see more and more: See the beauty of a person, not the colour of the skin, See the faces of the homeless with no-one to take them in, See discouragement because she’ll never win, See the face of our Lord in the pain. Lord let me see. […]

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len on March 7th, 2014

“The mark of solitude is silence, as speech is the mark of community. Silence and speech have the same inner correspondence and difference as do solitude and community. One does not exist without the other. Right speech comes out of silence, and right silence comes out of speech. “Silence is nothing else but waiting for […]

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len on December 31st, 2013

Monday morning we broke a record for cold temperatures here. It was – 34.8 C around 6 AM, – 31 when we got up. When things get that bad, you might benefit from a Celtic blessing. ***** The eye of God watch over you, The foot of Christ walk with you, The shower of the […]

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len on November 13th, 2013

“The mark of solitude is silence, as speech is the mark of community. Silence and speech have the same inner correspondence and difference as do solitude and community. One does not exist without the other. Right speech comes out of silence, and right silence comes out of speech. “Silence is nothing else but waiting for […]

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len on September 30th, 2013

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all […]

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len on September 1st, 2013

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