Prayers and Poetry for Ash Wednesday

Here are few pieces of poetry for Ash Wednesday (and Lent). Collects: For Ash Wednesday: Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you,... Continue Reading →

Songwriting and Theology Ephrem 2

In this weeks assignment we continue to look at the hymns of St. Ephrem.  Examining the hymnody of this early orthodox saint is helpful because the historical distance forces us to really read and reflect on his hymns with less cultural assumptions about what he is saying and how he is saying it. Dr. Ruth... Continue Reading →

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