18 October 2009

Spirituality for everyone

"What was admirable about their [i.e., the Anglican Caroline Divines] work, and what had such a measure of success that it has endured even until our days…is a Divine Office which is not a devotion of specialists but a truly public Office of the whole Christian people. This Office has some defects…but, in spite of these defects, we must admit frankly that the Offices of Morning Prayer and Evensong…are not only one of the most impressive, but also one of the purest forms of Christian common prayer to be found anywhere in the world." (Bouyer L. Liturgical Piety. University of Notre Dame Press, © 1955. 44, 47 )

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