What Is Past at Ninety-One

The axe and maul and splitting of the wood; The climbing up stone stairs above the house; The climbing down stone stairs below the house; The cutting of sasanqua blooms on the ridge; The standing straightly, shoulders back and down; The slanting path and vegetable plots; The clacking of the big 4-harness loom. Her solar…

A Call to Prayer

I just finished reading Paul F. Bradshaw’s Daily Prayer in the Early Church. It was a fascinating read but it is not what I am writing about; its conclusion is the inspiration for what I am writing about. In the conclusion he issues a challenge to make the daily prayers of the church what they…

All laud to Thee, O Holy Ghost

Tune: Tallis’ Canon All laud to Thee, O Holy Ghost, Who dost indwell the saintly host, A temple fair and holy, we Who now are set at liberty. For hovered Thou o’er waters deep, And by Thy power the oceans heap’d To bring dry land upon the earth Before mankind had had his birth. Thou…

A Proposal: Purim Redux

The Book of Esther recounts a plan to commit genocide against the Jews during their time of exile under the reign of the Persian king, Ahasuerus. The plot was hatched by one of the King’s officials by the name of Haman, who had a profound loathing for the Jews and used the machinations of government to…

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