Looking for ways to enrich your daily spiritual practice? There are many resources at your fingertips! The following links provide a few ways to explore your spiritual life, and most are also available in print. If you have questions or need print copies, please contact Vicar Jennifer.
The Book of Common Prayer — The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is the official book of worship of the Episcopal Church, gathering liturgical forms, prayers, and instructions in one book so that all can share in common worship. Informed by theological shifts during the Reformation, the first version of the BCP emerged in 1549. The book sprang, in part, from a desire to include all in community worship with a liturgy offered in the local language. Variations of the BCP, in over 150 local languages, are used worldwide.
With the BCP, you can:
explore the calendar of the church year
engage in morning, noon, and evening prayer
read the Psalms
pray for the world, church, nation, society, creation, family, and personal life
study the theological documents of the Episcopal Church
The Lectionary Page — Use the official Liturgical Calendar of the Episcopal Church to find the scripture readings for each Sunday of the month and major holy days. Readings are from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) as adapted for use in Episcopal worship.
The Daily Office at The Mission of St. Clare — This easy-to-use site offers daily Morning and Evening Prayer services, with music recordings so you can sing along. Just click on the image at the top of the page for the day's services or explore a variety of other resources offered on the page.
Monday Matters— Check out these weekly messages that can help you reflect on the week ahead through short readings that ground our spirituality in our everyday life experiences.