LITURGY OF THE HOURS
SUSPENDED - COVID19 EMERGENCY
The Liturgy of the Hours is the traditional Christian and monastic way to sanctify time through prayer, day and night. Praying with the Psalms and listening deeply to a passage from Holy Scripture in a calm and contemplative setting is a wonderful way to begin or end the day. It reconnects us to what is truly of value in our lives.
At Christ Church, we value the monastic tradition, thus we chant the psalms and we include some elements of more elaborate chanting as well.
The Psalms articulate the entire gamut of Israel's speech to God, from profound praise to the utterance of unspeakable anger and doubt. In this literature the community of faith has heard and continues to hear the sovereign speech of God, who meets the community in its depth of need and in its heights of celebration - Walter Brueggemann