Day: August 26, 2012

The pervasive influence of the Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer “has seeped into the collective consciousness more profoundly than that of any other book written in English, even the Bible.” … [I]t shaped the inner life and branded the tongue of the English-speaking peoples. Its phrases and rhythms did not merely enter the language. They largely defined the language.

Faith, politics and Washington National Cathedral

The Rev. Frank Wade, interim dean of Washington National Cathedral, talks with Deborah Potter of Religion and Ethics Newsweekly about the cathedral’s recent $5 million gift from the Lily Foundation for earthquake repairs, and its correspondence with President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney about the the role of faith in their lives.

Sitting and being

Psalm 146, 147 (Morning) Psalm 111, 112, 113 (Evening) Job 4:1-6, 12-21 Revelation 4:1-11 Mark 6:1-6a Job 4:1-6, 12-21 (NRSV): Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: “If one ventures a word with you, will you be offended? But who can keep from speaking? See, you have instructed many; you have strengthened the weak hands. Your words …

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