Daily Archives: November 27, 2020

Altar and Offering

i. Through November’s arterial horizon traffic flickers. Mountain bare but for a bent cloud clipping the ridge. What would it mean to see clearly— to know nothing’s there other than what is. ii. A clearing between scrub and birches peeling (white sheets flagging) where sunset sparks. And those hollow tones: geese gathered at the river’s…

A Call to Fast in Advent

The Prayer Book tradition prescribes no particular Advent fast — that is, there is no prescription for Anglicans to engage in an extended period of fasting during the season of Advent. In this way, Advent is distinct from Lent — the 1662 and 1928 give the ‘Forty Days of Lent’ (in the 2019 Book of…

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