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By Gregory W. Woolfenden

Tracing the origins of day-by-day prayer from the recent testomony and Patristic interval, in the course of the Reformation and Renaissance to the current, this booklet examines the advance of day-by-day rites throughout a huge diversity of traditions together with: Pre-Crusader Constantinopolitan, East and West Syrian, Coptic and Ethiopian, non-Roman and Roman Western. constitution, texts and ceremonial are tested, and modern scholarship surveyed. Concluding with a critique of the current tenor of liturgical revision, Gregory Woolfenden increases key questions for present liturgical swap, indicates to whom those questions could be addressed, and proposes that the day-by-day workplace could be the springboard for an real baptismal spirituality. the writer explores how prayer and poetic texts point out that the thrust of the traditional places of work was once a move from evening to morning - from demise to resurrection.

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