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A Living Tradition

Lent 2011A Living Tradition

Welcome to “A Living Tradition,” an online conversation with the Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, discussing our experience and practice of living our Rule of Life. We’re pleased that you have joined us and hope that you will also avail yourself of the recorded version of our Rule of Life, as one of your Lenten practices. It’s available here.

Each day of Lent 2011, we posted a short “living commentary” on our Rule, with a Brother or two offering his unique perspective on the document which shapes and forms our prayer and practice more than any other apart from Scripture and The Book of Common Prayer.

From time to time, we’ll also be offering some other food for thought, including:

  • Reflections on living a rule from members of the Fellowship of Saint John, our wider circle of friends of SSJE who live their Christian lives under a rule that is based on ours.
  • Some history of how we came to have the Rule we have, published in 1997.
    A few suggestions for ways in which you might utilize our Rule as a basis for one tailored to your life and ministry.
  • And, finally, every few days, a bit of Lenten trivia for your reflection and enjoyment, a reminder that the liturgical year itself is “a living tradition,” one to be taken seriously—but not too seriously!

We hope you’ll join us and we look forward to journeying together through Lent!

  1. Day One – A Living Tradition
  2. Day Two – Handing on What We Have Received
  3. Day Three – Running the Race
  4. Day Four – Everything Up for Grabs
  5. Day Five – How Firm a Foundation
  6. Day Six – Led into Truth
  7. Day Seven – On the Threshold of Glory
  8. Day Eight – An Interpreter’s Guide
  9. Day Nine – The Messiness of Money
  10. Day Ten – Frank Talk about Sex
  11. Day Eleven – Listen to This!
  12. Day Twelve – Noise and Haste
  13. Day Thirteen – A Change in Propriety
  14. Day Fourteen – The Scandal of Particularity
  15. Day Fifteen – Unusually Articulate
  16. Day Sixteen – The Sound of Silence
  17. Day Seventeen –A Different Three-Legged Stool
  18. Day Eighteen – A Continuous Call
  19. Day Nineteen – Words Made Flesh
  20. Day Twenty – Incarnate Life
  21. Day Twenty-One – Love Bade Me Welcome
  22. Day Twenty-Two – Embedded in God’s Triune Life
  23. Day Twenty-Three – A Canon within a Canon
  24. Day Twenty-Four – Eloquence and Elegance
  25. Day Twenty-Five – We Fall and Fall Again
  26. Day Twenty-Six – What Did We Miss?
  27. Day Twenty-Seven – Modesty and Restraint
  28. Day Twenty-Eight – The Lord Has Yet More Light and Truth
  29. Day Twenty-Nine – The Tide of Technology
  30. Day Thirty – Jesus was a Young Adult
  31. Day Thirty-One – Remember You are Dust…
  32. Day Thirty-Two – No Spiritual Elites
  33. Day Thirty-Three – Silence and Surrender
  34. Day Thirty-Four – The Power of Paradox
  35. Day Thirty-Five – Gaps and Grace
  36. Day Thirty-Six – Public vs. Private
  37. Day Thirty-Seven – Opening the Circle
  38. Day Thirty-Eight – Holy Dependence
  39. Day Thirty-Nine – Essentials and Necessities
  40. Day Forty – Palms, Passion, and Predictability (not!)
  41. Day Forty-One – The Grace of Space
  42. Day Forty-Two – A Flexible Framework
  43. Day Forty-Three – Wednesday in Holy Week – An Attitude of Gratitude
  44. Day Forty-Four – Watchwords
  45. Day Forty-Five – God’s Desire
  46. Day Forty-Six – The Hope of Glory
  47. Day Forty-Seven – Look to the Glory
  48. A Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Carol Kraft
  49. A Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Gresh Lattimore
  50. A Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Mary Ann Mello
  51. A Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – The Rev. Christopher Martin
  52. A Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – The Rev. Ginger Nagel
  53. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Clint Cappers
  54. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Ellen Bradshaw Aitken
  55. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – John Shibley
  56. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – José Latour
  57. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Martha Holden
  58. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Sarah Zygmunt
  59. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Susan Harriss
  60. Letter from the Fellowship of Saint John – Whitney Zimmerman

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