Second Sunday in Lent

The Second Sunday in Lent brings around another Podcast Homily for Morning Prayer in the new Psalter-based series. This week’s Psalm readings are Psalm 30 and Psalm 32, both attributed to David. In the homily I offer some insight and opinions on the meaning of the verses and, in the case of Psalm 30, cross-reference to a version with fewer archaic words that may not be properly understood in the 21st C.

In the companion book, The Prayer Book Psalter: Picture Book Edition, both Psalms are illustrated with illuminations from the spectacular Stuttgart Psalter. Here I’ve included the illumination for Psalm 30, which is a Christological Psalm. Here a centurion and a king are doing what the Psalm commands of the saints in verse 4: “Sing praises unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, * and give thanks unto him for a remembrance of his holiness.”

Illumination from the Stuttgart Psalter, produced at the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Parish, circa 820 A.D. (Cod. Bibl. Fol.23, Folio 36r, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany).

A revised proof of the newest AIC Bookstore Publication, Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord in Scripture, Art & Christian Tradition, is due back from our printer on Monday, 3/6. If we do not discover anything else that needs changing, we could have the book in print within the next couple of weeks. The finished book has 168 pages and 117 illustrations, including the oldest known illumination of the Resurrection produced in 586 A.D.

Work continues on Angels: the Book. More in a later Blog posting. Meanwhile, attend a church near you tomorrow. If you cannot do so, please consider reading the Hours offices for First, Third, Sixth and Ninth Hours, plus Vespers and Compline. You can find all these offices in the AIC Bookstore Publication: Hear Us, O Lord: Daily Prayers for the Laity, available using the Virtual Bookstore link on the Welcome page.

Thank you for your interest and support. Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

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Fr. Shibley is a retired Anglican clergyman who produces unique videos, podcasts and books explaining traditional Christian theology from an Anglican perspective. All materials are in layman's language with a minimum of technical or theological terms. All are available either free or at reasonable cost. The AIC Bookstore now includes 17 publications.

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