Liturgy for Lent: The Daily Office Continued

Praise Jason: You ended our last post mentioning that “we respond to the readings of Scripture with praise.”  Can you say more about what you mean by this? Mike: In Morning and Evening Prayer, we respond to God’s Word in Scripture with praise. The most repetitive form of praise in the Daily Office is theContinue reading “Liturgy for Lent: The Daily Office Continued”

Liturgy for Lent: The Daily Office as Praying Through Scripture

Mike: Let’s talk about the Daily Office of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. In the first English Prayer Books, Matins (the ancient name for Morning Prayer) began on page one. Morning Prayer is where we start, again and again, the liturgical tradition. The services in the Anglican tradition are a simplification and combination of theContinue reading “Liturgy for Lent: The Daily Office as Praying Through Scripture”

Liturgy for Lent: The Daily Office 

Mike: The Dean of my seminary, Ian Markham, used to tell a story about one of his former students, a Muslim woman studying at Hartford seminary. She asked him, “when do Christians pray?” As a practicing Muslim, she prayed salat five times a day, pausing in the midst of her work or play to kneel downContinue reading “Liturgy for Lent: The Daily Office “