Advent through the centuries: the eleventh century

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The eleventh century of the Church

Scripture:
Psalms 119:105-106

Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to keep your righteous rules.

Reading:

Anselm of CanterburyPrologion, XIV. 1077/78.

How vast that Truth is in which resides everything that is true and outside of which there is only nothing and what is false! How immense [that Truth] is which beholds in one spectrum all created things and beholds by whom, through whom, and in what manner [all things] were created from nothing! What purity, what simplicity, what assurance and splendor are present there! Surely, [these] surpass what can be understood by any creature.

11th century mosaic of Jesus, from the Hagia Sophia.
11th century mosaic of Jesus, from the Hagia Sophia.

Prayer:

Scottish Prayer for Peace

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you, for ever.

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