Daily Archives: 1 October 2007

GILH 41-43: Introduction, Hymn, and Psalms

With the next series of posts, we get into the nitty gritty of Lauds and Vespers. 41. Morning prayer and evening prayer begin with the introductory verse, God come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me. There follows … Continue reading

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The Failures of Abstraction and Subtraction

… otherwise known as the two chief aspects of the reform2 approach to liturgy. Today, Darwin asks about the call to “Abandon Ship!” I’ve already commented twice on his blog today, but Liam’s response to Neil crystallized my thinking on … Continue reading

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“Why did it take so long to play so well?”

Good question. Brittany and I have been following the Women’s World Cup these past few weeks. The games have usually aired during our get-ready time, so we’ve watched some first half action before heading off to school and work. Last … Continue reading

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GILH 40: Importance In The Christian Community

I do think that the publishers of Magnificat have rendered a very useful service by offering their readers daily morning and evening prayer. I would be curious to know how many of their readers actually use it. That said, the … Continue reading

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Ursa Major: Biblical Constellation

How many of the eighty-eight constellations are mentioned in the Bible? Ursa Major, the “Great Bear” is one of them: Job (9.9) asks: (W)ho made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the south(?) And later God … Continue reading

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Searching For Surety

One of the St Blog’s Dust-ups of the Week involves the American Papist-Policraticus battle over the Connecticut bishops’ stance on plan B. The bishops, apparently, have reversed an earlier statement and seem, to the view of some, to have caved … Continue reading

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GILH 39: Evening Prayer

Why evening? Three saints give testimony: 39. When evening approaches and the day is already far spent, evening prayer is celebrated in order that “we may give thanks for what has been given us, or what we have done well, … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead

I’ve been giving some thought to what’s ahead on the blog after we finish about sixty more posts on GILH. I do recommend you stay tuned on the Liturgy of the Hours. There are good principles for good liturgy mixed … Continue reading

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