Prayer Book of the Early Christians
Designed for any 21st-century Christian, this prayer book gathers prayers and rituals from the ancient Church (especially early Greek Christianity), representing them for the use of Christians at home, in small prayer groups, and house churches. It offers structure of...
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Designed for any 21st-century Christian, this prayer book gathers prayers and rituals from the ancient Church (especially early Greek Christianity), representing them for the use of Christians at home, in small prayer groups, and house churches. It offers structure of prayer offices and blessing rituals for all times of day and year, and articulates many prayers for religious needs including bereavement, house blessing, praise, and thanksgiving. "Fr. John has done a great service to Christians everywhere by making the prayers of the early church available, particularly in such beautiful and accessible language. As we turn these pages we join with the saints of all ages in a united hymn of praise." --Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God
John Anthony McGuckin (Ph.D., University of Durham), formerly reader in patristic and Byzantine theology at the University of Leeds in England, is currently Ane Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary and professor of Byzantine Christian studies at Columbia University in New York City.
A Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Historial Society, he has written over twenty works of historical theology, including St. Cyril of Alexandria: The Christological Controversy; St. Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellecutual Biography; Standing in God's Holy Fire: The Byzantine Tradition; At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church and The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology
Most recently he has edited We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ (Volume 2, Ancient Christian Doctrine) an accessible early Christian commentary on the Nicene Creed and the church's understanding of the doctrine of Christ