Eastertide’s Sunday Readings in Perspective

Thanks to Fr. Don Malins for mentioning this link.  This will be especially helpful for those whose readings for lectio divina are taken from the appointed readings for Mass.         Advertisements

Principles of Lectio Divina

Thanks to Matthew Dallman for posting the following: Bible reading, meditation, can only be attempted from within the fellowship of the living Church, which includes its theological tradition, its liturgical worship and its pastoral guidance. Thus, all prayer begins with Baptismal incorporation into the Sacred Humanity of the Risen and Glorified Lord. The Bible can…

Atonement on this Good Friday

Following are thoughts by Gerhard Lohfink on what makes the Judeo-Christian understanding of atonement unique. This is an especially worthy reflection on Good Friday, of course.  Reflecting on this doctrine also supports our prayers for ecumenical relations with Anglicans since the Marian title, “Our Lady of the Atonement,” approved by Rome in 1919, had its…

Evensong’s Quiet Revival

Thanks to Fr. Michael Peterson, our oblate director, for directing my attention to this article on increased interest in Evensong at England’s university chapels.  The quote of the New College assistant chaplain is true: “Very hard working students say that [Evensong] provides a time towards the end of the day when you can just sit…