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Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

The Psalms form a sort of alphabet or primary vocabulary of our spiritual life. In them, we can find emotions from joy, through gratitude, to doubt, and despair. We can see them expressing different aspects of our spiritual journey. And we can use them to express our relationship with God. The Psalms are prayed daily… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer Second Edition

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. I have been using Benedictine Daily Prayer (2005) for years now. Alongside Lauds (2 psalms & I then… Continue Reading

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Ecumenical Grail Psalter

The Ecumenical Grail Psalter Paperback by Conception Abbey The Grail Psalter was published in 1963 – the translation was an attempt to replicate some of the rhythms of Hebrew poetry (found in the Psalms) into the English translation. This was revised in 1983 to make the translation more inclusive horizontally (that is, with reference to… Continue Reading

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History NZ Daily Prayer

History NZ Daily Prayer

It is fifty years this year since NZ’s General Synod set in motion revision of the Prayer Book. The first service it authorised was the 1966 Order of Holy Communion. You can read my history of The Anglican Eucharist in New Zealand 1814-1989. The initial idea was that the 1966 ante-communion (the Liturgy of the… Continue Reading

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BCP reading Holy Scripture

BCP reading Holy Scripture

How often do you read the scriptures? When you read the scriptures, do you pick a verse here and there, out of context? Or as you read are you conscious of what you are reading fitting within a whole scroll (“book”)? When you listen to someone preaching (or preaching yourself) is the preacher ducking and… Continue Reading

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BCP praying Psalms

BCP praying Psalms

How often do you pray the psalms? How often would you pray through the entire psalter? All the psalms? Or do you leave out some psalms; some psalm verses? Do you find a psalm version that’s more helpful for prayer (individually, together) than your regular Bible translation that’s designed more for accuracy than for prayer?… Continue Reading

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