From the renowned shrine on the Scottish isle of Iona -- and a place of pilgrimage for contemporary seekers -- comes this handsome calligraphylettered collection of prayers based on the rhythms and images of Celtic oral tradition. These morning and evening prayers are used in the daily worship of the famous Iona Community, an ecumenical group that lives at the Isle's restored abbey.
Collected and explained by the community's former Warden, the prayers reflect basic issues and attributes of Celtic spirituality: a commitment to the gospel, hospitality as the expectation of meeting Christ in strangers, a celebration of the goodness of creation, the equality of the sexes in the spiritual life, care for the earth, life as a pilgrimage, the communion of heaven and earth, and a concern for peace and justice which reflects Christ as being both with and for the poor.
A delight to the senses, this lovely hardcover book --
-- features beautiful calligraphic lettering
-- includes a week's cycle of prayers for morning and evening, with Psalm verses, thanksgiving, and intercessory prayers
-- uses an ecumenical weekday lectionary
-- comes from the most famous of all Celtic shrines