Eastertide: Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 10, 2010 - Religion - 272 pages
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"A wise rabbi once told me that it is not how many prayers we don’t say that matters to God, but rather how many we do. That is important to all of us, but especially for beginners. If this is your first attempt to return to this most ancient of Christian practices, it is wise to remember that you are entering into a discipline and, like all disciplines, this one sits hard and heavy upon one at times. There are hours you will miss and/or some that you can’t even begin to figure out how to observe. That is all right, for either the joy will carry you into greater joy and transmute the discipline into privilege, or you will find yourself simply the wiser and the richer for such experience as you have had. As the rabbi said, that is what matters ultimately."

In her acclaimed trilogy, The Divine Hours, Phyllis Tickle introduced modern Christians to the time-honored practice of "praying the hours." In this exquisite new volume, she provides a vibrant program of prayer dedicated to the anticipation of Christ’s resurrection.

Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving through Lent and on to Easter Sunday, Eastertide provides the daily prayers that bring practitioners into the full spirit of this season. Each day is filled with psalms, readings from the Bible, and hymns of praise and worship, just as they appear in the larger volume, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime. Newcomers to this beloved tradition will find that Eastertide is the perfect introduction to joining the ancients in the tradition of fixed-hour prayer.

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A great resource for Lent for those who wish to observe fixed hour prayers.
However, the "flowing text" version is sorely lacking an index pegging a day of Lent (2nd Tuesday, 4th Thursday, etc) to
a particular page. For this reason, along with font issues and problems near page 140, I *highly* recommend that you use the scanned pages when reading this book. In this format, the page numbers at the top of each page reference the day of Lent.
For those who insist on using the "flowing text" version, I present the following index:
Eastertide Flowing Text Index
(015) Ash Wednesday
(021) 1st Thursday
(026) 1st Friday
(029) 1st Saturday
(034) 1st Sunday
(038) 1st Monday
(043) 1st Tuesday
(048) 2nd Wednesday
(051) 2nd Thursday
(056) 2nd Friday
(060) 2nd Saturday
(064) 2nd Sunday
(068) 2nd Monday
(073) 2nd Tuesday
(077) 3rd Wednesday
(081) 3rd Thursday
(086) 3rd Friday
(089) 3rd Saturday
(094) 3rd Sunday
(099) 3rd Monday
(104) 3rd Tuesday
(108) 4th Wednesday
(113) 4th Thursday
(117) 4th Friday
(122) 4th Saturday
(127) 4th Sunday
(131) 4th Monday
(135) 4th Tuesday
At page 139 the flowing text
has problem getting to the
next page. You have to move
the slider bar to a later
page and then back into
page 140. Note that the flowing
text resumes in the middle of
the previous day's readings.
(140) 5th Wednesday
(145) 5th Thursday
(149) 5th Friday
(154) 5th Saturday
(158) 5th Sunday
(164) 5th Monday
(167) 5th Tuesday
(172) 5th Wednesday
(177) 5th Thursday
(181) 5th Friday
(186) 5th Saturday

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PHYLLIS TICKLE has been reporting on religion for Publishers Weekly for many years and is currently Contributing Editor in Religion for the magazine. The author of more than two dozen books, she is a regular guest on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, and is frequently interviewed and quoted in both print and electronic media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and CNN. She lives in Lucy, Tennessee.

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