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SCM Studyguide (Paperback): Stephen Burns SCM Studyguide (Paperback)
Stephen Burns
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The SCM Studyguide: Liturgy, 2nd Edition is an introduction to liturgy that considers the basic 'buliding blocks' needed to grasp the subject area. It outlines the essential shape and content of Christian worship and explores a range of liturgical dynamics of which both students of liturgy and leaders of liturgy need to be aware. This 2nd edition of the popular Studyguide is fully revised, updated and expanded. The book takes account of new developments in scholarship, engages with new contexts for liturgical celebration (notably, fresh expressions as part of a mixed economy of church), encompasses recent revisions in liturgy and seeks to broaden the engagement beyond the British context to consider the wider global context.

Pocket Prayers for Healing (Paperback): Trevor Lloyd Pocket Prayers for Healing (Paperback)
Trevor Lloyd
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Almost more than anything else, the experience of illness - in ourselves or in those close to us - can throw us off course. Realising our vulnerability, prayer is a natural response. This pocket collection contains familiar and loved prayers and blessings such as the Lord's Prayer and Psalm texts, plus a mix of traditional and modern prayers that cover: Being in hospital Prayers for medical staff and carers Healing prayers for others Healing prayers for ourselves Prayers for anointing Prayers of thanksgiving for recovery Prayers for wellbeing An ideal portable companion for all involved in ministry to the sick and as bedside companion for personal use.

People's Prayer Book (Paperback): Francis Evans People's Prayer Book (Paperback)
Francis Evans
R376 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
New English Hymnal (Hardcover, Words edition): English Hymnal Co. New English Hymnal (Hardcover, Words edition)
English Hymnal Co.
R350 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Includes general hymns; hymns for feasts, seasons and saints' days; office hymns for the liturgical year; an enlarged eucharistic section; responsorial psalms, and a new English folk mass setting.

Morning and Evening Prayerbook (Hardcover): Jeanie Gushee, David Gushee Morning and Evening Prayerbook (Hardcover)
Jeanie Gushee, David Gushee
R312 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R64 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of morning and evening prayers, a different one for every day and night of the year, drawn from the treasury of Christian prayer throughout the ages. Now with beautiful textured cover and silk ribbon. A Morning and Evening Prayerbook provides a framework for prayerful devotions with two prayers for each day of the year. The morning prayers are ideal for encouraging your heart for the approaching day's activities and challenges while the evening prayers will help you close each day with reverence, gratitude, and reflection. Selected to mirror the seasons and the liturgical calendar, the prayers are intended not to replace your personal, spontaneous prayers but to serve as a springboard for them. Editors Jeanie and David Gushee have collected inspiring contributions from Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox sources; from all continents; from the Old Testament; and from each century of Christian history. A Morning and Evening Prayerbook will enrich your commitment to God and personal connection to the Christian tradition and the entire church.

The Weekday Missal (Red edition) - The New Translation of the Order of Mass for Weekdays (Hardcover, Red ed): The Weekday Missal (Red edition) - The New Translation of the Order of Mass for Weekdays (Hardcover, Red ed)
R709 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R142 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The official new Weekday Missal in a classically beautiful red imitation leather binding. The Collins Weekday Missal is fully updated with the new, approved Order of Mass, perfect for anyone wishing to prepare for Weekday Mass and take an active part in its celebration. With a closer and more direct translation of the original liturgy, more detailed and explanatory commentary and additional readings to help prepare and collect after Mass, The Weekday Missal will aid a closer, more transcendent experience during Weekday worship. It includes the official new Order of Mass, The Proper of Seasons, Ordinary Time, The Proper of Saints, Occasional Masses, as well as Masses for the Dead. New illustrations in the Romanesque tradition, four firmly stitched in ribbons, clear design, and quality printing, make Collins' Weekday Missal a durable, beautiful book from which to worship.

The Leofric Missal - I. Introduction, Collation Tables and Index (Paperback): Nicholas Orchard The Leofric Missal - I. Introduction, Collation Tables and Index (Paperback)
Nicholas Orchard
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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 579, the so-called 'Leofric Missal', is for the most part not really a missal, but a late-ninth or early-tenth-century combined sacramentary, pontifical and ritual with cues for the sung parts of various masses by the original, possibly French or Lotharingian, scribe. Subsequently, over the course of a hundred and thirty or so years, the sacramentary-pontifical-ritual was considerably augmented, first most probably for the successors of Plegmund, archbishop of Canterbury (890-923), the man for whom it was probably originally compiled, then later at Exeter for Bishop Leofric (1050-72).

The Ordinal of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity, Fecamp (Fecamp, Musee de la Benedictine, MS 186), II  [containing parts II, III... The Ordinal of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity, Fecamp (Fecamp, Musee de la Benedictine, MS 186), II [containing parts II, III and IV] (Hardcover)
David Chadd
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The abbey of Fecamp, reformed in the early years of the eleventh century by William of Volpiano, abbot of St-Benigne at Dijon, was a key institution in the development of Norman monasticism in the middle ages. As one of the most energetic monastic reformers of his time, William was noted for the attention he paid to the liturgy of the many abbeys he superintended, and his liturgical cursus was influential in English and continental monastic houses. The Fecamp Ordinal, edited here from a manuscript of the early thirteenth century, but transmitting the liturgy observed in the abbey some two centuries earlier, is the first complete source of William's liturgical work to be printed. It is expanded by readings from complementary Fecamp service books, creating a text which gives a particularly detailed view of medieval monastic liturgy. The first volume contains the Temporale; this volume contains the remainder of the Ordinal (Sanctorale, Commune Sanctorum and Miscellanea), together with comprehensive indexes. DAVID CHADD teaches in the School of Music at the University of East Anglia.

Angel Devotion Prayerbook (Paperback): Luis Valverde Angel Devotion Prayerbook (Paperback)
Luis Valverde
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Here is a collection from a variety of sources of prayers, litanies, chaplets, novenas, and other devotions to each of these angels, compiled by Luis Valverde and accompanied by magnificent classical images of each of the four angels. Special devotion is given to the four angels who are spoken of in Scripture:

- Saint Michael the Archangel, who is the leader of the angelic hosts against the forces of evil.

- Saint Gabriel the Archangel, who brought the news of the Annunciation to Mary of Nazareth.

- Saint Raphael the Archangel, who accompanied young Tobias on his trip in the Book of Tobit.

- Our Guardian Angel, who protects each of us during our entire lifetime from birth to death.

Common Worship (Paperback): Common Worship (Paperback)
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This title presents the Common Worship Marriage Service, the structure for a marriage within a Celebration of Holy Communion and a selection of supplementary texts, including Bible readings, alternative vows and additional prayers. Suitable as an order of service or for use in wedding planning.

Praying the Dark Hours - A Night Prayer Companion (Paperback): Jim Cotter Praying the Dark Hours - A Night Prayer Companion (Paperback)
Jim Cotter
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Jim Cotter has a rare gift with words that enables him to write prayers that engage the heart and imagination as well as the mind. Here the ancient and beautiful language of night prayer is infused with fresh and striking imagery about God. Simple prayers, Psalm paraphrases and short readings for reflection open us to the mystery of God - a mystery to which we are more open at night, or when we are facing our own dark places. At night we face many things that are kept at bay by the day's distractions. Praying the Dark Hours is a combination of two bestselling titles: Prayer at Night and Waymarks. This new edition offers structured prayer for each night of the week, based on the traditional pattern of Compline, woven together with scriptures and a short reflective reading for each day of the year and further selections for the Christian seasons.

Confirmation Prayer Book (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Stephen Lake Confirmation Prayer Book (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Stephen Lake
R231 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R43 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A user-friendly book for people of all ages who are being confirmed, or have been confirmed - giving prayers for each day, Holy Communion, advice for prayer, Bible study and self-examination, information about the church's year, and so on. It acts as both a prayer book and a reminder of the essentials of Christian teaching. This would make an ideal gift.

The Book of Common Prayer (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback, Special Ed): James Wood The Book of Common Prayer (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback, Special Ed)
James Wood
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As essential to the canon as the Bible and the plays of Shakespeare, The Book of Common Prayer has been in daily use for centuries. Originally produced for the Church of England in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it contains the entire liturgy as first presented in English-as well as some of the oldest phrases to be used by modern English speakers. H ere are daily prayers, scripture readings, psalm recitals, and the services marking such religious milestones as baptism, confirmation, and marriage, all from the 1662 edition, whose influence can be seen in the work of some of the greatest writers in English literature, from Donne and Swift to Austen and the Brontes. This beautiful deluxe edition includes a new introduction by The New Yorker's book critic James Wood, discussing how The Book of Common Prayer has influenced the English language and literature. Its small trim size allows for easy portability as a daily devotional.

The English Hymnal (Hardcover, Words edition): The English Hymnal (Hardcover, Words edition)
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Includes hymnody from medieval plain chant to the early twentieth-century classics. This work includes hymns that are grouped according to theme and contains material suitable for any festival or occasion in the life of a church.

Magical Hymns from Roman Egypt - A Study of Greek and Egyptian Traditions of Divinity (Hardcover): Ljuba Merlina Bortolani Magical Hymns from Roman Egypt - A Study of Greek and Egyptian Traditions of Divinity (Hardcover)
Ljuba Merlina Bortolani
R2,439 Discovery Miles 24 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This interdisciplinary study investigates the divine personas in the so-called magical hymns of the Greek magical papyri which, in a corpus usually seen as a significant expression of religious syncretism with strong Egyptian influence, were long considered to be the 'most authentically Greek' contribution. Fifteen hymns receive a line-by-line commentary focusing on religious concepts, ritual practice, language and style. The overarching aim is to categorise the nature of divinity according to its Greek or Egyptian elements, examining earlier Greek and Egyptian sources and religious-magical traditions in order to find textual or conceptual parallels. Are the gods of the magical hymns Greek or Egyptian in nature? Did the magical hymns originate in a Greek or Egyptian cultural background? The book tries to answer these questions and to shed light on the religious plurality and/or fusion of the two cultures in the treatment of divinity in the Greek magical papyri.

Common Worship - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Common Worship - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
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Common Worship: Pastoral Services offers liturgical material for the journey of each individual through life. For each key element of this journey (birth, marriage, healing, death), it provides both material for key `public' events and resources for `private' pastoral care. It includes the services of Marriage, Funeral, Wholeness and Healing, Emergency Baptism and Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child, alongside prayers for Ministry to the Sick and Prayers for Use with the Dying. This second edition has been updated to include the full texts of the funeral psalms, the traditional language marriage service and the traditional language funeral service (the Alternative Services).

Issues in Eucharistic Praying in East and West - Essays in Liturgical and Theological Analysis (Paperback): Maxwell E. Johnson Issues in Eucharistic Praying in East and West - Essays in Liturgical and Theological Analysis (Paperback)
Maxwell E. Johnson
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This collection provides several state of the question" essays on current research in a variety of Eucharistic prayers in the Churches of East and West, including attention to other issues of Eucharistic praying and theology. In addition to essays by already recognized scholars in the field, this collection also introduces readers to a new generation of liturgiologists who are emerging within the academy as notable contributors to the field of liturgical studies.

For students and teachers of liturgy, indeed, for al who seek solid and up-to-date scholarship on Eucharistic liturgy and theology, this volume offers an ecumenical guide from New Testament texts through Addai and Mari, the so-called Apostolic Tradition, and Roman Canon, through the diversity of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox anaphoras, up to and including the sources for the prefaces of the Missal of Paul VI. Close attention is also given to questions such as the origins of the Sanctus, Eucharistic consecration, as well as other historical and theological questions from within Eucharistic praying.

"Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. Among the several titles he has written or edited are "The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation "(2007) and "American Magnificat: Protestants on Mary of Guadalupe." He is also a frequent contributor to and an editorial consultant for Worship.""

The Notre Dame Book of Prayer - Office of Campus Ministry (Hardcover): Heidi Schlumpf The Notre Dame Book of Prayer - Office of Campus Ministry (Hardcover)
Heidi Schlumpf
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"The Notre Dame Book of Prayer" gathers together hundreds of traditional and contemporary prayers that reflect the rich heritage of the Catholic faith and the storied legacy of the University of Notre Dame. Arranged around twelve places on campusincluding the Grotto, the Basilica, the lakes, and even the gridiron of hallowed Notre Dame Stadiumthis beautiful treasury exemplifies the lively yet reverent spirit that makes Notre Dame a unique place of prayer. Readers will find hundreds of prayers, many by members of the Universitys faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the founding Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as guidance on how to pray and inspiring testimonies on the power of prayer. The deluxe gift packaging of this book includes gold foil detailing, four-color interior with striking photography by Matt Cashore, and a ribbon marker, making this book the perfect gift for the worldwide network of Notre Dame students and alumni, as well as for the hundreds of thousands who love Notre Dame as part of the legendary subway alumni.

The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional - Daily Encouragement for a Healthier Life (Paperback): Rick Warren The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional - Daily Encouragement for a Healthier Life (Paperback)
Rick Warren
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Encouragement and inspiration to TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH FOR GOOD! If you're looking for the right combination of inspiration and encouragement to achieve the healthy lifestyle you've longed for-you found it. A companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Daniel Plan, this 365-day devotional provides the heartfelt insight you need to take your health to the next level. Feast on something bigger than a fad. Motivational tips, Scripture passages, Food for Thought, and a special note from Rick Warren lead the way to transformation for the long haul. The Daniel Plan Daily Devotional builds on the top essential-Faith-that has made The Daniel Plan doable and successful for thousands of people worldwide. A dream team of spiritual, fitness, and health professionals, including Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Mark Hyman, and the Daniel Plan Wellness Faculty will help you continue your journey toward whole health and wellness. Ultimately, The Daniel Plan Daily Devotional will change your life in the areas of faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends-the five essentials to transform your body, mind, and spirit from the inside out!

Essential Christmas Prayers (Novelty book): Paraclete Press Essential Christmas Prayers (Novelty book)
Paraclete Press
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This beautiful collection of inspiring holiday prayers will bring back heartwarming memories and open new understanding of the sacred season. Many of us feel a little closer to our faith during the Christmas season-even those without a regular faith practice. Around us, people are talking about peace on Earth and goodwill towards all, while deeply rooted Christmas rituals and traditions and familiar prayers speak to our hearts-a refreshing respite in this age. Beautifully packaged and priced for holiday gift-giving.

Traces of Glory, Year B - Prayers for the Church Year (Paperback, Re-issue): David Adam Traces of Glory, Year B - Prayers for the Church Year (Paperback, Re-issue)
David Adam
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'For the prayers of the church to be enriched, it demands a praying people,' writes David Adam. And in this book he offers intercessions, blessings and forms for the peace covering each Sunday and major festival of the Church's year, so that worshippers can prepare for each service. The prayers employ the Celtic style found in David Adam's many previous books, and can be used as a complement to the readings and collects for Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary. This book accompanies Clouds and Glory (Year A) and Glimpses of Glory (Year C). Such is the quality of these prayers that they will be as helpful for those who do not use a regular lectionary as for those who do. 'We need to see traces of glory in our everyday lives,' writes the author, 'and this is very possible if we are willing to spend time with God.'

The Book of a Thousand Prayers (Paperback): Angela Ashwin The Book of a Thousand Prayers (Paperback)
Angela Ashwin
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`Prayer is God's gift to us, a banquet of good things to feed our inner life, as we respond to the invitation to his feast of peace, forgiveness, challenge and love.' If our lives are an open book to God, prayer is the dialogue we share with him over its pages. The Book of a Thousand Prayers is a collection of wise and honest prayers to God about his concerns and ours: who he is to us and who we are to him, and how we experience life, death, relationships, the church and the world. Ideal for private prayer and public worship, and containing practical advice on how to pray, this book offers a spiritual feast that will nourish you for the rest of your life. `A moving and inspiring medley of prayers - an invaluable aid for individuals, home groups, and those people who lead worship.' Joyce Huggett

Praying God's word - Breaking free from spiritual strongholds (Paperback): Beth Moore Praying God's word - Breaking free from spiritual strongholds (Paperback)
Beth Moore
R185 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R32 (17%) In stock

Praying God's Word is the perennial favorite Scripture-prayer resource designed to help us decisively overcome specific strongholds: pride, idolatry, addiction, loss, depression, unbelief, temptation, and more. No matter how overwhelmed or out of control a person may feel today, Beth boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God's Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives.

Keeping the Faith - Prayers for College Students (Paperback): Kerry Weber Keeping the Faith - Prayers for College Students (Paperback)
Kerry Weber
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These are heartfelt and very realistic prayers about college life. Kerry Weber beautifully expresses all the familiar emotions, all the highs and lows, all the fears and dreams that every college student experiences. She learned early on in her own college life that she couldn't cope without God's guidance and she clung to her faith to see her through. She makes a compelling case for staying close to God from the first unfamiliar days on campus to the moment of graduation. This is a wonder gift for any young person heading off to college. It offers reassurance and comfort and encourages them to build a vibrant life of faith and prayer.

A Godward Heart - Treasuring the God who Loves You (Hardcover): John Piper A Godward Heart - Treasuring the God who Loves You (Hardcover)
John Piper
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To Satisfy Your Soul - with God John Piper invites you to experience deeper intimacy with God through these thought-provoking and soul-enriching meditations. Whether you are just discovering the divine richness of Scripture or have long been a passionate student, you'll find a deeper understanding of God and renewed insight for your journey.

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