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Struck by Pentecost

Without a whispered warning, Spirit bolts us to the ground, stands every hair on end, rearranges neurons and leaves us singed and breathless, scarred along each nerve by hot transcendence. Fire in the brain, surge in the heart and lungs, … Continue reading

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Seven Sacred Pauses 7: Compline

Seventh Hour: Compline We’re back to where we started. Back to darkness again, where we began in the first hour of the day. But not really. One of the great misunderstandings of spiritual life is the tendency to confuse cycles … Continue reading

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Seven Sacred Pauses 6: Vespers

Sixth Hour:  Vespers Vespers. Evening. The liminal time when daylight fades into darkness. Those transitional moments—the turning of day to night, the changing of seasons, the thresholds and passages that mark significant shifts in our lives—are often perceived as “thin … Continue reading

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