Sunday, October 24, 2004

The Catholic faith
Eastern churches

The psalter as a book of needs
By St Arsenios of Cappadocia, a Greek Orthodox monk. The Book of Needs (требникъ) is the priest's book of blessings for all occasions in the Byzantine Rite. Next to the office (which is liturgical, not devotional, and thus tops any devotion) this is one of the best ways of praying I've seen - a devotion that Protestants can use too. (I understand many of them have their own similar traditions of using the Bible.)

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