Monday, September 12, 2011

United though not visibly

Thursday 8th September 2011        I was in the very small congregation for the Thursday Communion service following the form of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer  --  which we old people know off by heart.  It can be a peaceful and restful half hour in which the church is quiet save for the priest reciting the profound and familiar words.  Freed from the requirement to join in vocally, we can sink down to a deeper level of silent prayer whilst the words flow along on the surface.  Those of us present are united without directly interacting with each other. [see "Thought for the..".page.]

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