Designed for any 21st-century Christian, this prayer book gathers prayers and rituals from the ancient Church (especially early Greek Christianity), representing them for the use of Christians at home, in small prayer groups, and house churches. It offers structure of prayer offices and blessing rituals for all times of day and year, and articulates many prayers for religious needs including bereavement, house blessing, praise, and thanksgiving. "Fr. John has done a great service to Christians everywhere by making the prayers of the early church available, particularly in such beautiful and accessible language. As we turn these pages we join with the saints of all ages in a united hymn of praise." --Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God
John A McGuckin is an Orthodox Christian scholar, priest, and poet. He is the Nielsen Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary, professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University, a Starophore priest of the Orthodox Church (Patriarchate of Romania) who came to New York from in England in 1997, and the author of many books.
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