Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving through Lent and on to Easter Sunday, Eastertide provides the daily prayers that bring practitioners of "praying the hours" into the full spirit of this season. Each day is filled with psalms, readings from the Bible, and hymns of praise and worship. Newcomers to this beloved trdition will find that Eastertide is the perfect introduction to joining the ancients in the tradition of fixed-hour prayer.
PHYLLIS TICKLE has been reporting on religion for Publishers Weekly for many years and is currently Contributing Editor in Religion for the magazine. The author of more than two dozen books, she is a regular guest on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, and is frequently interviewed and quoted in both print and electronic media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and CNN. She lives in Lucy, Tennessee.
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PW's contributing religion editor Phyllis Tickle adapts her bestselling series
The Divine Hours for the spring liturgical calendar with Eastertide: Prayers
for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours. It's an outstanding and
accessible introduction to the ancient Christian practice of fixed-hour
prayer, which can seem daunting without a guide so experienced and gracious as
Tickle. Beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter Monday (the day
after Easter), this manual of prayers and readings will provide spiritual
sustenance during the church's most quiet and joyous season. Copyright 2004
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