PRAYER ABOVE THE HOUR

THE TIMES AND DAYS SYNCHRONIZED WITH THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN TRADITION

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Sister Vassa Larin leads us in a personal and practical way, to the mystery of time, as it is embodied in the cycles of liturgical time in the Orthodox tradition. The vision offered here, and its suggestions for living this tradition, open a way for each reader to "redeem the time", as the Apostle Paul exhorts.

We live in an age where time has flattened out and moves inexorably – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This book is a step-by-step guide, insightful yet practical, comprehensive yet compassionate, to turning off electronic devices and slowing down through time-tested prayer tradition hour by hour and day by day.

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THEY WROTE ABOUT THE BOOK:

I was moved by the simple but wise recommendation to pray with a book, not an app! This is a timely book in a rapidly evolving age...
Father Ioannis Chrysavgis
Archdeacon of Thronos, Professor of Theology, Holy Cross School of Theology, Boston


In this wonderful book, Sister Vassa Larin introduces us to the practice of praying the "Minor" Hours of Byzantine daily prayer, namely the First, Third, Sixth and Ninth hours, which are so often neglected in modern times. More than a beautiful commentary on these particular hours, Larin offers here a rich theology of the Church that "redeems time" through prayer.
Maxwell E. Johnson
Professor of Liturgy, University of Notre Dame


Sister Vassa Larin draws on the wisdom enshrined in the prayer books of the Orthodox Church to allow us to mark the hours of the day and the days of the week. In this way we will distinguish the rhythms and cycles of time and thus we will learn to redeem it.
Fr Andrew Louth
Dean, Emeritus Professor, Durham University