Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blessings

We've taken to attending the "Service of Meditation and Sacrament" in the warm sepia light of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Sunday nights. It's a spare but deeply resonant mix of interfaith readings, chant or song for a single voice, a companionable Eucharist and an opulence of silence. A new Evening Psalm, recited by all present, appears every few weeks. After a Buddhist and a Sufi one, we have one credited to the Chinook Psalter whose refrain goes

Bless the wisdom of the holy one above us. 
Bless the truth of the holy one beneath us. 
Bless the love of the holy one within us.

Very nice!

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