Divine Hours

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Feb 12, 2009 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments

"Two things have from the beginning been the necessary form and mystery of Christian spirituality. Two things, even before the closing events of resurrection, ascension, and commission, wove disparate and often renegade believers into an inspirited body of the whole, connected to God and each other.

Like a double helix rendered elegant by complexity and splendid by authority, the amalgam of gospel and shared meal with the discipline of fixed-hour prayer were, and have remained, the chain of golden connection tying Christian to Christ and Christian to Christian across history, across geography, and across idiosyncrasies of faith. The former is known as the food and sustenance of the Church, the latter as its work. The Divine Hours is about the second part of this double strand, the work; it is a manual for the contemporary exercise of fixed-hour prayer."  (Phyllis Tickle, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime, p.vii.)

Thanks to the initiative of the Student Council, the Denver Seminary community has the opportunity to observe the ancient tradition of fixed-hour prayer twice daily.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to gather in the chapel at 9:15am and at noon to enjoy this form of prayer together.

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