Malia will be taking some much-needed rest Nov. 10-15 and Nov. 27-Dec 2. On the two Sundays she is away, Nov. 13 and Nov. 27, our vestry has decided to do Morning Prayer, with Suzanne Bremer officiating and Fiona preaching each time.
Prior to the use of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Communion was received less frequently than it is now. Instead of Holy Eucharist, Episcopal churches usually did Morning Prayer on Sunday mornings. Morning Prayer is one of the daily offices based on ancient monastic traditions of praying throughout the day. As part of their daily practice, the Brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist do Morning Prayer, as well as Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline, all of which are found in the Book of Common Prayer. Some individuals also incorporate one or more of the daily offices into their spiritual practice. We hope that these two Sundays of Morning Prayer will help you discover–or rediscover–this rich resource from our faith tradition.