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A Fragrant Offering: A Daily Prayer Cycle in the Celtic Tradition

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    John Birch(Author)

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A daily prayer liturgy in the Celtic tradition, with prayers for morning, midday and evening, along with prayers for some of thetraditional Celtic festivals.

 Can be used by groups or individuals.Themes include The gift of a world, a community of faith, journeying together, from desert places

, led to a pleasant land

, the resurrection life

 and the call to follow. 

Christian prayers for traditional Celtic festivals include liturgies for Samhain

, Imbolc

, Beltane

,Lughnasadh and the Winter Solstice.Throughout the liturgies is an opportunity for sharing the reading of both prayer and scripture. They can also be used as a personal daily cycle of prayer.For the midday prayers I have adapted the ancient practice of lectio divina, which is a slow, contemplative prayerful reading of a portion of Scripture, which can allow the Word to speak directly to our hearts and lives. This method of praying is particularly loved of the Benedictine tradition of monasticism. St. Benedict encourages us to hear Scripture’s words with ‘the ear of our hearts’ and hear that ‘gentle whisper’ that Elijah heard on the mountain.
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Book details

  • PDF | 120 pages
  • John Birch(Author)
  • Independently published (24 Jan. 2017)
  • English
  • 5
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Richard V. on 10 May 2016

    Bought this book for daily personal devotions, and whilst it is written to be used in community more than as an individual, I have still found it very helpful. I have shared some of the prayers with friends and they to have found the language and approach to be comforting, encouraging, inspiring and challenging.

  • By jumboj on 14 November 2014

    Thank you John for combining scripture, reflective guidance and beautifully crafted prayers. Thank you also for introducing and explaining some of the Celtic history which was so important in the Christian foundations on these islands. It is lovely to have these to hand on the Kindle and it also reads well on my phone Kindle App by the way. Every blessing.

  • By Lis on 5 November 2014

    A helpful form of Daily Office to have on my Kindle for use away from home.

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