Monastics, Every One of Us

In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for help, but you, O Lord, who for our sins are justly displeased?

The Committal, ACNA Book of Common Prayer, 2019, page 260

 

The selected quote may also be found in the Anthem to the Holy Saturday service, on page 579 of the same prayer book. It is fitting that we should proclaim together those words heard at every Anglican funeral on Holy Saturday so that we may remember that our God, our Lord, our King, went to His own death so that He may “trample down death by death” as the ancient Eastern Paschal chant puts it so beautifully. Times such as we find ourselves – a time of pandemic, plague, and pestilence – should make us turn to prayer and therefore to our prayer books. But alas, the prayer book people have deserted their prayer books for far too long.

Read the rest at The North American Anglican.

Holy Week in the Domestic Church

Superb resource as many worship from their home during Holy Week.

The Homely Hours

I can hardly believe that Palm Sunday is in a few days. This is going to be a very brief post sharing what we have available here on this site to help us celebrate Holy Week at home this year.

holyweekimagesFamily Prayer for Holy Week and Easter

Last year, I put together a this family prayer booklet  to help families go through the collects and events of Holy Week. It’s essentially family prayer from the 1928 Prayer Book. The suggested readings follow the events of each day of Holy Week. I’m also going to print out the images above. I formatted an image a day with the collect for the day and we will look at the painting during our family prayer time. I’ll then display it on our “little oratory” throughout the day.

Here is the Holy Week Family Prayer Booklet (and here it is as a PDF…

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Holy Week at Home: A Pandemic Guide

A must read during these interesting times we live in.

The Homely Hours

Thank you to Jay and Emelie Thomas for putting together this guide to Holy Week at Home. We are grateful to be able to share something tailored specifically for this year, in addition to the resources we already have. Jay and Emelie are young parents who are constantly learning how to “raise up their children in the way they should go” through the historic rhythms and practices of the Church. They both hold degrees in English Literature from the U.S. Naval Academy. Jay is a Postulant in the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (ACNA), and both Emelie and Jay are resident in the Anglican Diocese of Christ our Hope. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought with it an uncannily sheltered and isolated Lenten season. Many have commented that it is perhaps appropriate that we have endured this societal fast during a season of fasting. Although we do…

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