Liturgies and Prayers for All Occasions – A Sacramentary Inspired by the Cosmology of Franciscan, First Nation, and Celtic Traditions
The Mass of Creation: Liturgies and Prayers for All Occasions – A Sacramentary Inspired by the Cosmology of Franciscan, First Nation, and Celtic Traditions, is a collection of interest to laity, ministers, priests, liturgists, poets, musicians, and mystics of the heart. Around the inspirational and moving Mass of Creation, the sacramentary provides culturally inclusive liturgies for gathering, blessing of sacred space, honouring of elders, healing, transgenerational healing, water blessings, baptism, and naming. Included are scripturally based liturgies for renewal of vows, dedication, consecration, and reflections on the gospel-based counsels of Jesus. You will find ceremonies for reconciliation, anointing of the sick; and blessings for readers, sacred groves, rings, crosses, and for couples. Deeply moving are original amplified translations of The Lord’s Prayer and Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun; along with a provocative cross-cultural and inter-religious revision of all Christian prayers using a creation-based theology. Arising from the independent apostolic movement, the work stands apart from the institutional church and speaks eloquently of spirituality in everyday life. A good guide for home-based liturgies. Charismatic, intuitive, and inspired. Produced in a large format hardcover Altar Edition for celebrants, and a smaller paperback Pew Edition for the community.