The Psalms run like a golden thread through the beautiful garment of Orthodox worship. They form the core of Vespers, Matins and the other services of the Daily Office. They are found in the Divine Liturgy, Marriage and other Sacramental services of the Church. They provided the inspiration for many of the prayers and hymns of Orthodox worship. The Psalms are so important that ancient tradition has decreed that the entire Book of Psalms must be read every week during Daily Offices. In addition to inspiring the public prayer of the Church, the Psalms are an indispensable part of the private devotion of all who seek a closer relationship with God.
This is a highly inspirational book of meditations on the Psalms by one of the most insightful and challenging Orthodox writers of our day. Avoiding both “syruppy” sentimentality and arid scholasticism, Christ in the Psalms takes the reader on a thought-provoking and enlightening pilgrimage through this beloved “Prayer Book” of the Church. Lively, and highly devotional, this book sheds a world of insight upon the beloved Scriptures, the world of the Early Church, and of the Apostles themselves, who constantly used and referred to the Psalms in their own writings.
At last, a series of meditations on the Psalms which avoids the sentimentality of most contemporary works, yet steers clear of the arid wasteland of modern higher critical academia. Lively, and highly devotional, this book sheds a world of insight upon the beloved Scriptures—the world of the Early Church,and of the Apostles themselves, who constantly used and referred to the Psalms in their own writings. Father Patrick Reardon is a convert from the Episcopal Church, a pastor, editor, writer, and educator, as well as an avid student of the Holy Scriptures. You will find his grasp of the Psalms, and his application to modern life via the lens of the Church’s traditional understanding, both captivating and deeply convicting.”
— Bishop Demetri of the Antiochian Archdiocese,
from the foreword
- Publisher: Conciliar Press (September 2000)
- ISBN-10: 1888212217
- ISBN-13: 9781888212211
- Language: English
- Paperback: 304 pages