Worth checking out at Small Ritual. I have been saying this to whoever would listen to me for years that pews kill rather than enhance worship, regardless of the style you worship in.
I don’t how many of you use Phyllis Tickle’s The Divine Hours but I carry one around with me to work and home every day which is no small task (it’s a large book). This bit of good news arrived in my inbox today and while I don’t generally post press releases, this one made me happy.
This past month, Oxford University Press has published The Divine Hoursâ„¢ Pocket Edition by Phyllis Tickle.
From the Introduction:
â€œIt is important to remember, as pastors frequently remind us, that it is not the prayers we do not say, but rather those we do say, that matter to God.â€
When Phyllis Tickleâ€™s marvelous devotional trilogy The Divine Hoursâ„¢ appeared, readers responded with gratitude, praise, and a great many requests for an edition of hourly prayers that they could easily carry with themâ€”an edition that would make this ancient form of Christian worship compatible with the pace and mobility of modern life. Now, in The Divine Hours Pocket Edition,â„¢ Tickle has gathered one full week of fixed-hour prayers, providing an ideal companion for travelers, office-workers, people on retreat or pilgrimage, as well as newcomers to this age-old spiritual practice. As Tickle writes in her introduction, â€œprayer is always a place as well as an action, and the daily offices are like small chapels or wayside stations within the dayâ€™s courses.â€ For all those who want to carry a â€œsmall chapelâ€ of prayers with them, The Divine Hours Pocket Editionâ„¢ offers a convenient, easy-to-use, and deeply spiritual guide to a devotional practice that extends all the way back to Christ and the twelve Apostles.
Here is it is on Amazon.com
From the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and Grotto north of Saskatoon.