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[…] an agap' meal. Although this service continued in Eastern Orthodoxy, it disappeared in much of western Christianity as the monastic hours of prayer replaced the ancient congregational daily services (also known as cathedral offices). The 1979 BCP is the first Prayer Book to include this service. At the opening of An Order of Worship […]

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Bulletin Insert: A Season of Prayer for Revival – June 12, 2022

May 20, 2022

[…] days of prayer leading up to and encompassing the 80th General Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. “A Season of Prayer for Revival”—from June 12 through July 11—will feature daily prayers drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. Individuals can sign up online (iam.ec/soprsignup) to receive the prayers and inspirational messages via email. The prayers will […]

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Making room for the unexpected: The deep yearning of the Advent season

December 2, 2002

[…] God’s embodiment and therefore Theotokos: God-bearer. Life as she had known it and what seemed to be its predictable course – a wedding, a family and the daily and seasonal rhythms of Nazareth – were turned upside down and thrown into confusion. The crooked ways of God overtook human logic, and if it had […]

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Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, meditations

March 7, 2011

[…] Church in Haiti” initiative, reflection themes include returning to the Lord, renouncing evil, rebirth, living water, children of the light and being unbound or forgiven. Young Adult Daily Lenten Meditations: Receive a daily Lenten meditation directly to individual email inboxes each morning. 2011 Lenten Meditations from Episcopal Relief & Development: Co-authored by a group […]

Invitatory Psalm
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Invitatory Psalm

[…] Psalmody at Morning Prayer (BCP, pp. 82-83). The Rule of St. Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-c. 540) called for Ps 95 and an antiphon to be sung daily as the first psalm of Matins. The Jubilate was used as an invitatory psalm in the medieval office of lauds, and in the Jerusalem temple. An […]

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Lenten resources for a spirit-filled season

February 2, 2016

[…] links, videos, social media, bulletin inserts, and more for all ages to participate in and experience a spirit-filled Lenten season.    Go! Centering on the theme Go!, daily reflections on a scripture verse containing the word go will be available here and on Facebook here The reflections, prepared by many authors, will be personal stories, […]

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Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society presents avenues for observing Advent

November 30, 2015

[…] a time of reflection and preparation. Throughout Advent, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society website and social media venues of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be based on daily themes highlighting cultural practices and traditions of the season. Each day, beginning on the First Sunday of Advent (November 29) through Christmas Day (December  25), history/information, […]

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Fourth season of The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry podcast begins with guest Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

November 4, 2020

[…] seven practices of turning, learning, praying, worshipping, blessing, going, and resting – listeners will hear stories and lessons about how they can grow closer to God in daily life. This season of the Way of Love podcast is sponsored by Church Pension Group, a financial services organization providing employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, […]

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Celebrate the Easter Season with The Episcopal Church through Online Bible Study Group

April 19, 2010

[…] vision is “to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible and to foster spiritual growth by applying the understanding gained from lectionary readings into the context of daily life.” The readings for the week of April 19-25, the Fourth Sunday of Easter (commonly known as Good Shepherd Sunday) are Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation […]

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Lent 2020: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Repentance Leading to Action

February 11, 2020

[…] Repentance that Leads to Action.” We invite individuals, clergy, national churches, and local congregations into a Lenten season of prayer, fasting, and repentance built around practices of daily prayer, weekly fasting, and reflection with spiritual discernment that can lead to more faithful action. We covenant together to repent from both our personal and social […]

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Preparing to Become the Beloved Community curriculum revised for Advent 2020

November 4, 2020

[…] now: Preparing to Become the Beloved Community Advent curriculum; Way of Love Digital Invitation Kit; updated Journeying the Way of Love Advent calendar and curriculum; AdventWord 2020; Episcopal Migration Ministries Refugee Prayer Vigil. And be sure to sign up for daily Advent and Christmas emails. Find Advent and Christmas resources from The Episcopal Church here.

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Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, meditations

February 8, 2013

[…] are available from the Episcopal Church.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s video Lent Message 2013 is here  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/presiding-bishopThe text of the Presiding Bishop’s Lent Message is here and in Spanish here  Daily Lenten Offerings from young adults are here http://www.episcopalchurch.org/lent2013 Episcopal Relief & Development 2013 Lenten Meditations https://www.episcopalrelief.org/Info on Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on February 17 is here: […]

Office Hymn
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Office Hymn

An office hymn has formed a part of the Daily Offices of western Christians since the time of St. Ambrose in the fourth century. Ambrose is credited with beginning the practice of singing hymns in his cathedral, and the earliest surviving Latin office hymns are attributed to him. The office hymns at noonday and […]

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Simbang Gabi

December 4, 2015

[…] is a series of nine dawn masses that begin on December 16 and end with midnight mass on Christmas Eve in spiritual preparation for Christmas. After the daily mass traditional delicacies await church goers, including bibingka, puto (rice cakes), puto bungbong, suman sa pasko, suman sa ibos. Night Prayer: Eternal Father, I desire to […]

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Episcopal Church House of Bishops Spring 2012 retreat meeting: Daily Account for Tuesday, March 20

March 20, 2012

[…] The Church for the 21st Century, with a focus on The Gift of Episcope/El Don el Episopado. The schedule calls for prayer-filled sessions, and bishops participate in daily Bible study, reflection and worship.Morning Prayer was officiated by HOB chaplain the Rev. Simon Bautista of Washington, D.C.   www.edow.orgThe morning hours were devoted to retreat, prayer, […]

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The Good Book Club: Don’t stop now – the readings continue through Pentecost

April 12, 2018

[…] Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. Starting on February 11, follow the reading outline. Check out the resources   Listen to a podcast. Download a daily item. Reflect on a Scripture verse. Read a blog or two. Watch videos. Create artful responses to the readings  Consider a theological reflection. Utilize the study […]

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