Concrete Faith: The Daily Office in My Mental Health Crisis

Posted on May 3, 2024
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I was walking my kids once in their giant double stroller. This thing is a beast. It weighs 35 pounds without them in it. With them, it might be closer to 85. Therefore I have to really use some force while I push this thing. We were taking a leisurely stroll that day, and I…

We Praise You, O God: A Commentary on the Te Deum

Posted on August 8, 2023
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The Early Church has furnished us with a wellspring of liturgical resources. Studies in this area have seen a minor renaissance as modern Christians, particularly Evangelicals, have expressed a desire for a living tradition to hold on to. [1] They desire for this tradition to not simply be the accepted beliefs and practices of those…

Getting Started with the Daily Office: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on July 25, 2023
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Let’s face it: to the modern ear, “Daily Office” sounds more like your workplace than your prayer routine. However, while this “office” is not the workplace that it sounds like, it is, in a certain sense, a task or, more appropriately, a vocation. The odd name comes from the Latin officium divinum, which means “divine…

Family Prayer: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on July 7, 2023
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Do you want to introduce the Daily Office into the life of your family, but the length of those prayer times is a bit daunting for your small children? Or do you want a quick version to do yourself when you have a busy workday? Family Prayer is here to help! It is for exactly…

Midday Prayer: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on June 30, 2023
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Our days are busy. Life is a nonstop hustle from the time we finish breakfast until we get home from work or school. Lunch itself may be eaten on the go. In the midst of it all, we often neglect Paul’s instruction to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes. 5:17). However, Midday Prayer is here to…

Compline: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on June 21, 2023
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Compline as Night Prayer Many of us are accustomed to saying a quick prayer before bed. The church has a formal tradition of doing this called Compline, the final of four prayer times collectively called the Daily Office in the Book of Common Prayer. Unlike the two principal offices, Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline (as…

Evening Prayer: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on June 8, 2023
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Evening Prayer can be a great way to transition from the busy rhythms of work or school into a more restful, reflective last chapter of the day. Multiple authors have explained the value of such prayer for finding God, emotional stability, and even verse memorization. Like all our offices of daily prayer, it can be…

An Introduction to The Daily Office Podcast

Posted on July 19, 2021
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Finding time for prayer can be really difficult. I’m an Anglican priest (which means I pray for a living, right?), and I know that as well as anybody. It feels like, as our culture of work takes over our lives more and more, we have to fight tooth and nail to spend time with the…

🙏 How to pray the Anglican way [Welcome to The Curate!]

Posted on March 1, 2021
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Welcome to The Curate (pronounced “kyoor-it”), a weekly curated email newsletter (get it?!) from Anglican Compass with the very best of Anglicanism, liturgy, sacraments, prayer, etc.! (NOTE: This post was originally an email sent to our subscribers on March 1, 2021.) Whether you’re Anglican or not, if you’d like your walk with Christ to benefit from the wisdom of…