Daily Bread are short spiritual reflections by clergy, members, and staff of Saint Philip's that arrive at 5:45am Sunday-Friday. These are pieces of encouragement, insight, and devotion that are perfect with your morning coffee. Subscribe by clicking the button below.
PRAYER RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is figuring out how to grow faith in the home and make it a living part of our daily lives so that church is not something we do on Sundays but something we are and live out in our homes. Below are some resources for you and your children to grow together.
- Grow Christians - An online community of discipleship focused on the practical details of life at home. Gathering reflections, stories, images and recipes from diverse Episcopalians, this group blog inspires generations to come together as they celebrate the presence of God through the Christian year. It has sections on parenting, prayer, discipleship, and more.
THE DAILY OFFICE (MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER)
At the center of the Anglican spiritual tradition are the ‘offices’ – the daily services of preparation for the day ahead and reflection for the day past. These can be found near the front of the Book of Common Prayer, but several websites and apps exist to make praying the office easier.
- The Daily Office Online from Mission St. Clare – a great introduction to the Daily Office.
- Daily Office for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – the mobile version of Mission St. Clare.
Choral Evensong from the BBC – weekly sung version of Evening Prayer from various cathedrals in England.
St. Bede’s Breviary – generally for the more advanced user, but has “bare-bones” as an available option as well.
Forward Day by Day – an Episcopal daily devotion available through subscription in print, email, or podcast.
Daily Bread - A daily spiritual reflection by members of Saint Philip's that arrives at 5:45am Sunday-Friday. These are short bits of insight, encouragement, and more that are perfect to enjoy with your morning coffee.
Brother, Give us a Word – a very brief meditation emailed every morning from the brothers at the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Mass.
Richard Rohr – a daily meditation emailed every morning from Fr. Richard Rohr, a Catholic Franciscan priest, prolific author, and sought after speaker based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Monday Matters – a wonderful weekly meditation by Jay Sidebotham, an Episcopal priest based in North Carolina who is also the director of RenewalWorks which Saint Philip's has recently undertaken.
Christians believe that one of the primary ways they may know God is through the Bible. The Bible records how countless people throughout the centuries have experienced God in their lives. Paying attention to their stories is one way we start to notice God at work in our own stories. It is by prayerfully approaching the Scriptures for ourselves that God still speaks to us.
Oremus Bible Browser – the simplest way to search or read within the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible, the translation we use in church on Sundays.
Bible Gateway – a searchable version of the Bible that includes dozens of translations in English and other languages. Also includes a Verse of the Day email subscription service.
OliveTree – Bible study apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows.
The Lectionary Page – calendar view to find assigned Bible readings for every Sunday and feast day of the year.
ONLINE COURSES, VIDEO, AND MORE
ChurchNext - an Episcopal online learning community with classes you can take, including videos by gifted theologians, interactive discussion with other students, and reading materials to download.
LOGOS - a free video series presenting global faith leaders offering their expertise on theological, practical and spiritual subjects.
- Nooma - series of short films by Rob Bell that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus.