Posts tagged Office of readings

Readings on Corpus Christi

On Sunday we celebrated Corpus Christi. The reading for the feast (on the Thrusday) was from St Thomas Aquinas: Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when he took our […]

Engaging with Tradition 1.

Thoughts are still going through my head from a lecture a few weeks ago on Life in the Spirit and the Church. There was much discussion about the interaction between us as individuals and tradition and the teaching of the Church. A couple of days later, I remembered something from my degree days. One year […]

Thoughts from the Divine Office.

I was struck yesterday and today by quotes from the Office of Readings, both from the Confessions of St Augustine and both speak of his experience of God. Yesterday’s was this: “Let me know you, O you who know me; then shall I know even as I am known. You are the strength of my […]

St Augustine on desire for God.

I was struck by the second reading of the Office of Readings this morning. St Augustine writes on desire for God. If you don’t have a copy of the office, it can be read here. (This is a slightly different version to the one in the Office book) One paragraph that jumped out at me was […]