The water organ

W.H. Auden’s Hymn to Saint Cecilia, memorably set to voices by Benjamin Britten, sketches the patroness of music thus: In a garden shady this holy lady With reverent cadence and subtle psalm, Read the Whole Article at...

How Will You Answer God’s Question? (OGW, 037)

You know the bible is the inspired word of God.  You know that it is God revealing himself to us, speaking to us, right? Well, today, in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 9 (verses 27-31) Jesus asks two blind men a question.  It is the same question he asks us today. How...

Liturgical consistency and memory

In the old days, the first task of a young monk was mastering the Psalms. This meant memorization of all 150 Psalms. If that sounds like a daunting task, it is nothing compared to what it would be like in our day. Which of the liturgical translations would be...