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by Rachel M. Srubas

  • Author: Rachel M. Srubas
  • ISBN: 0814630952
  • ISBN13: 978-0814630952
  • ePub: 1728 kb | FB2: 1839 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 176
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 439
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City of Prayer: Forty Days with Desert Christians ePub download

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She is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day and Weavings

She is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day and Weavings.

Her poems and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Christian Century, Weavings, The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion andGive Us This Day, among other publications. Much of Rachel’s writing emerges from her practice of lectio divina and her experience of the Word as living and active.

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242 22. Collegeville, Minn. I could say as much to you Work and pray A desert retreat How shall we rise? Whatever God hands you I deserve better, don't I? What happened? Little lady To blame myself Wherever I go I find support Door-to-door penitence Saying nothing Iona stone Love, tomorrow, nevertheless Not the end of the word In sickness Mind your mind The cross of solitude The outcast of all Good vigilantes In my cell Don't lose yourself Love and anger In the desert, they are burned The rest of your.

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The desert will show you what you are and are not made of, what you do and do not need.

For the early Christians, morning and evening prayers were the principal . Many of the psalms are chosen specifically to reflect the time of day th. .

For the early Christians, morning and evening prayers were the principal or major hours, as in the Jewish tradition. These two gatherings were the longer hours, meaning they were composed of more psalms and other sacred texts. As already stated, the Book of Psalms has always been the chief text used in whatever Christian Office is celebrated. Many of the psalms are chosen specifically to reflect the time of day the Office is celebrated, . nighttime, morning, midday, etc. Other psalms would have a difficult time fitting into any particular time of day, but are nonetheless worthy material–as divinely inspired texts–for general use in the Divine Office.

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The desert will show you what you are and are not made of, what you do and do not need. 'Rachel Srubas

Christians are familiar with Matthew's account of Jesus ' temptation in the desert. We are familiar with Jesus ' pithy responses to the devil at the end of those forty days: One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God; Do not put the Lord your God to the test; Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him. But we are likely less familiar with the pithy sayings of those 'the Desert Fathers and Mothers 'whom God led into the desert in surprising numbers throughout the early centuries of the church. In City of Prayer: Forty Days with Desert Christians Rachel Srubas offers readers a collection of reflections inspired by the wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Abbas and Ammas. Through the wisdom of these desert Christians illuminated by Srubas's powerful narrative, readers will ponder such themes as solitude and perseverance, illness and humility. They will be inspired and challenged, comforted and sustained. Neither academic nor pietistic, this book is candid, intelligent, and compelling.

Rachel M. Srubas is a Presbyterian clergywoman and oblate of St. Benedict. She is also the author of Oblation: Meditation on St. Benedict's Rule (Paraclete Press), and her writings have appeared inThe Christian Century and Weavings: A Journal of Christian Spiritual Life.

Iesha
Ms. Srubas' City of Prayer: Forty Days with Desert Christians consists of meditations on sayings of the Desert Fathers. Sound dry? boring? Not in the least. Srubas uses her own real life events to point us forward in our own spiritual life. Occasionally, she writes a poem, but most are narratives. She's anything but didactic. I enjoyed hearing stories set in locales with which I am familiar in the Midwest and especially in the Southwest (Ms. Srubas is pastor of Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church ([...] ) in Oro Valley (northern Tucson suburb), Arizona. She's not afraid to reveal her own struggle in life to aid ours. She is straightforward, but certainly gives us some depth on which to meditate.

Since there are 40 "writings" here, it is a good companion to one's Lenten journey, but don't feel you have to limit the time of year to read it...you'll find it delightful and thought-provoking at any time!
Sennnel
This book will give one a real opportunity for reflection without having to take time off from every day life. Ms. Srubas' words take everyday events and situations and allow one to find spiritual healing and honesty. Most of us don't have time to "get away from it all" in order to gain perspective, so this little book allows that same gain of perspective while continuing with the daily grind.
Qwne
Everything I've read by Rachel Scrubas is deeply
fulfilling. The writing, here, as well as in her
other works, is superb. She is a born story-teller,
and the inspiration she provides in her discussion
of the Lives of Desert Christians has never been
needed more. The prayers from the heart that
she has composed are beautiful and very helpful.
Hucama
This a is a great devotional. "City of Prayer" is great for Lent or anytime you need extra time in reverence.
Whitesmasher
I bought this as a gift for our pastor and he said that it was one he had been wanting to read.
Dream
"The desert will show you what you are and are not made of, what you do and do not need," writes the author as she introduces her personal reflections on the spiritual desert that is part of the life of every Christian. While her first book, "Oblation," used the Rule of St. Benedict as a springboard for her meditations, City of Prayer reaches back to an earlier time, to women and men who lived in the desert and were known and sought out for their wisdom and holy lives. A brief quote from one of these Desert Fathers or Mothers, introduces a personal reflection, often anecdotal, that gently invites readers to look deeply into their own experience.
These brief essays offer antidotes to the "numbing climate of excess in which the over-scheduling of time crowds out contemplation." They range from moments of grateful intimacy with our hands and all they have done for us, to encounters with scary desert creatures and violent summer storms; from loving a friend who is "an icon of practicality and calm, an embodiment of down-to-earth hope," to painfully recalling adolescent outbursts of anger in a dysfunctional family.
City of Prayer speaks powerfully and is beautifully written. It will make you smile, and at other times bring tears to your eyes. You meet colorful characters who behave outrageously as well as holy women and men who will inspire you. Wonderfully human, its honesty and practicality will speak to your heart.
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