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NOTE: Daily Office Booklets are now located at https://anglicancompass.com/rookieanglican/dailyofficebooklet/.

In the interests of making the Anglican Church in North America’s Daily Office Lectionary, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer more accessible, I have been putting together Daily Office Booklets, which contain the basics of the Morning and Evening Prayer liturgies, as well as the references for all Scripture readings.

THANK YOU to everyone […]

How to Chant the Te Deum laudamus

The Te Deum – a very early Christian hymn – is a canticle used in Morning Prayer. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle.


As you can see in the pagescan from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal below, I begin by chanting #613, the setting […]

Still Here! – An Update from Rookie Anglican

I’m Sorry

I (Josh) would like to apologize for the sudden drop-off in Rookie Anglican posts since the release of our most recent Daily Office Booklets.

Truth be told, I’ve let the project slip to the back burner as my wife and I […]

New Daily Office Booklet: Morning and Evening Prayer for Eastertide 2017 (April 16 – June 11)

NOTE: Access the latest version of the Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklet here.

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible.

In the interests of making the Anglican Church in North America’s […]

Why Pray for the Dead?

“For all those who departed this life in the certain hope of the resurrection, in thanksgiving let us pray to the Lord.”

In Anglican worship, we don’t pray to the deadBut, we do  pray for the dead and we pray with the dead.

Many people have asked me why we do this. Most of the time they are asking because they were raised in […]

This Saved My Prayer Life

Meet the Rev. Michael Jarrett and The Trinity Mission (thetrinitymission.org). The Trinity Mission is an online audio podcast and website featuring a daily reading of the Daily Office, both Morning and Evening Prayer. Michael is its developer, its visionary and its voice.

What a blessing this man and that website is to […]

By |2019-01-10T16:54:16-06:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lenten Digest from LeaderWorks

 A LeaderWorks Digest of Lenten Resources

Here are a few things that have been posted up at LeaderWorks.

    Do you wonder what it is like for a priest to ‘impose’ the ashes on the foreheads of hundreds and hundreds of people? Here are my thoughts from last year. Wouldn’t change a […]

How to Pray for the New President

I watched a bit of the Inauguration ceremonies. If our new President wants to Make America Great Again, he started with a whole lot of God and Country patriotism that frankly, was moving to me in a sentimental way. I am a baby-boomer. A child of the 60’s before and […]

My Journey Into Anglicanism – by Zachary Dewey

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible.

A Brief Defense of “Conversion” Stories

Sometimes I wish I lived in Church of the first Millennia, before the Great […]

Spiritual Preparation for Election Day

The third presidential debate is over. Thanks be to God. Both major candidates have made their arguments. Independent and down-ballot candidates have made their case for the presidency, too. American Christians have more than enough information to discern their presidential choice, even if discernment is ongoing and that choice has not yet been made. We’re not impoverished for information; we […]


Intentional silence, even for a mature Christian, can often feel either scary or superfluous. But when we make time for silence we are carving out space for transformation.

My first experience of communal silence was on a visit to a French Benedictine monastery. It was a field trip from Canterbury to Le Bec Heloin the monastery […]

What the First Christians did about Terrorism

Note: Georgette Forney of Anglicans for Life contacted me a few months ago and ask me to write a series of short essays  on any of the readings from the Lectionary for the month of September. I was asked to provide thoughts, insights, and understanding of the text and any application as it had to do with […]
By |2019-01-10T16:55:26-06:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer, History|Tags: , |1 Comment

Go To The Humble Places: Be an icon of Christ there

Go to the humble places, be an icon of Christ there…

“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop, within a yard of hell.”

― Charles Thomas Studd, English missionary

Humbleness and Success
Often people are known, their names are recognized, usually because they are in big, important places, with titles and […]

By |2019-01-04T22:38:52-06:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |0 Comments

For the World: Prayers of the People

I’ve always considered myself as a person who kept myself aware of the events going on in our world: disasters, unrest, trouble spots, and certainly the plight of the persecuted church. But when I began encountering The Prayers Of The People, weekly and corporately, a new depth of prayer for the world around me began to emerge.

I did not […]

When Your Own Words Won’t Do: Orlando

Driving to church yesterday, I caught the news feed on my smartphone out of the corner of my eye.  I clicked the radio on. Shooting. Night Club. Massacre. Orlando. The death tolls was, at that time, about 20. I thought, “…this is like San Bernardino again…this is our own Paris or Brussels…what a tragedy.”

Fifteen minutes later, the service at Christ […]

Praying Good Friday Over My Family

‘There’s no excuse for not praying for your wife and children every single day.’ I’ll never forget this exhortation my spiritual director gave me several years ago. I already knew the importance of praying for my family, but I needed someone to awaken my heart to this crucial calling of prayer as a father. Ever since, I’ve sought to practice, […]

By |2019-01-04T22:39:40-06:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Lent Disciplines: Prayer

“when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, […]

By |2019-01-04T22:40:32-06:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lenten Disciplines: Fasting

With the Season of Lent upon us, I’m setting out to explore the traditional Lenten disciplines of fasting, almsgiving and prayer. These disciplines are taken from the opening verses of the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, right in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount. See how Jesus begins each section of this sermon:

Fasting for Lent: How to Fast for Lent and Why You Should Do It

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Lent is a time for prayer and fasting. It is a season of spiritual preparation in which we remember Christ’s temptation, suffering, and death.

Historically, the church has celebrated Lent as a 40-day period beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding the day […]

Compline To Complete the Day

‘The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end.” Thus begins Compline, the final service of the Daily Office. We ask for the grace and peace of God during the long night hours ahead. We ask for ‘a perfect end.’ Then follows a brief confession of sin to end the day, but to me, a confession has […]

By |2019-01-04T22:40:54-06:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , |4 Comments

Music for the Daily Office

About midway through my sabbatical, I began a small project that was completely unplanned. I began assembling resources to pray the Daily Offices using the catalogue of albums available on Apple Music. The project began as a result of trying to find my way through a season of dryness with the Daily Office (more on that in a future […]

By |2020-11-23T11:45:32-06:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , |3 Comments