Friday, March 02, 2007

Lenten Silence

It is now the second Friday in Lent and, as is fitting, a peaceful silence has descended on The Continuum. I write simply to assure those of you who may be wondering, that I am well. I pray that the same can be said of Fathers Hart and Kirby and of Ed Pacht, none of whom have raised their heads above their breviaries in many days.

I, personally, shall be posting in only a limited fashion until Easter, and then only on subjects worthy of the season.

Meantime, there is little to say about myself. I am blessed to be living alone, and am taking the opportunity during Lent to shut myself up at home as often as possible in reflective silence. No television, and little music, and all of that sacred in character.

I have undertaken to be more steadfast in the saying of Morning and Evening Prayer and, when my often difficult work schedule permits, also say Compline before sleeping.

I have also resumed my long-faltering dedication to the most glorious Jesus Prayer.

For my reading, I am combining the purely sacred and the moderately profane. In the former instance, I am reading selections from the Philokalia and, in the latter, am working my way through the final three-quarters of The Brothers Karamazov.

Nothing more to say, except to wish you all an equally quiet and spiritually nourishing preparation for the Feast of the Resurrection.

3 comments:

Alice C. Linsley said...

May this Lent be especially fruitful for you, dear brother in Christ. I'm also reading selections from the Philokalia. I was chrismated on Feb. 18, and feel all new. God is good. I was given several new books and look forward to reading them in the next few weeks. One is Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit, on the lives and councils of contemporary Greek elders.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Make that counsels of contemporary Greek elders, not councils (although I'd like to read about their councils as well.)

Fr. Rob Whitaker said...

What a wonderful way to spend Lent, Albion. May God bless you.