21 September 2007

Speaking of Evening Prayer...

...in addition to the Thanksgiving for Light included in the Hymnal, there are two more in the Altar Book. The first from the Apostolic Constitutions (ca. 380) and the second from the Apostolic Tradition according to Hippolytus (ca. 215). Each is pointed to be sung. Either of these ancient prayers praises the Triune God for the true light that has shone into the world through our Lord Jesus and asks him to accept our evening sacrifice of praise through Jesus Christ, our Lord. My suggestion is to use the one in the hymnal outside of Advent and Lent, to use the 2nd during Advent, and the 3rd during Lent.

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