A Liturgical New Year’s Resolution: Pray the Office with Us!

My most recent post on the blog my brother and I share. Take up the challenge this Advent!

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This coming Sunday, November 27th, is the First Sunday in Advent. Advent, in the western liturgical calendar, is the start of the liturgical year. That makes it the liturgical New Year! I have to confess that I’ve never heard of anyone making a liturgical New Year’s resolution. Nonetheless, perhaps Advent is just the time to start, anyway.

After all, it’s the lead up to Christmas, ‘another year over / a new one’s just begun’, as John Lennon says. In December we often look back not so much over the past year but over past Decembers and past Christmases; hopefully with fondness, sometimes with sorrow. As we survey the history of ourselves, the history of our spiritual lives, hopefully we can seek out ways to draw nearer to our Lord Jesus — and the Daily Office as we promote here is just one way.

For the more liturgically- or traditionally-minded, Advent…

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2 thoughts on “A Liturgical New Year’s Resolution: Pray the Office with Us!

  1. I like the idea. I will pray the liturgy of the hours (morning, evening, and night). I’m hoping to form some kind of a prayer discipline starting this new Church year.

    • Great! So glad you’ll be joining us, Fariba! 🙂 I’ve been doing Morning Prayer consistently for several months now, and will re-start Evening Prayer. It brings a wondrous balance to the day and the rest of my spiritual life.

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