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Ways of worship

Three books offer innovations

We worship through words, silence and signs — among many ways. How each of these forms can enrich prayer life and spiritual reflection is the focus of three helpful books.

Poetry is a literary form usually neglected in prayer, but Fortress Press corrects this in a Literary Companion to the Lectionary (2002), compiled by Mark Pryce, an Anglican priest. There is a reading for every Sunday of the liturgical year, as well as feasts and other holy days. Each is chosen to complement Scripture readings for that day. Not every selection is poetry — a few are from fiction or essays.


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