The Hours as Kairoi

[Thanks to Fr. Stephen Hilgendorf for pointing out this passage.]

“The Hours of the Work of God are not simply intermittent periods in the course of cosmic time (in Greek chronos). They are periods which, through celebration of the liturgy, take on the special character of moments in the history of salvation (kairoi), moments when God permits us to encounter him…They are times (kairoi) of Christ (Matt 26:18; John 7:6.8), which gather us up in every celebration into that hour (John 2:4; 7:30 and passim) in which the Lord accomplished his Easter passover, the hour when he fulfilled and will always continue to fulfill his promise of salvation.” – Directory for the Celebration of the Work of God I.9


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