Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lenten Reading

Thanks to Hiraeth for this link to an excellent article by a Presbyterian minister summarizing the emphases of Lent.

In the longstanding tradition of special reading during Lent, I will be reading First Fruits of Prayer by Frederica Mathewes-Green (my Valentine's Day gift from Papa Rooster, you may recall). In this interview she discusses The Great Canon of St. Andrew, on which it's based.

Papa Rooster is reading The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality by Kyriacos Markides and The Apostolic Fathers (Loeb Classical Library).

A Circle of Quiet's Lenten reading sounds inspiring; many other suggestions are at Happy Catholic and The Anchoress.

And for a final Lenten reading idea, don't miss this joke! (We try to provide something for everyone around here.)


Kim from Hiraeth said...

I am reading the Gospels, part 3 of Louis Berkhoff's Systematic (on the Person and Work of Christ) along with Chapter 7 of the Westminster Confession of Faith "Of Christ the Mediator"

Kim said...

I saw your comment at my blog. Thank you for visiting!

I have read a few things by Frederica Matthews-Green. I really enjoy her writing.

owlhaven said...

Loved the joke! I'm shallow like that....


Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer said...

You have a great blog--love the title! Thanks for coming by mine.