Every Moment Holy
EVERY MOMENT HOLY by Douglas McKelvey is a book of liturgies for the ordinary events of daily life--liturgies such as "A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends" or "A Liturgy for Laundering" or "A Liturgy for the First Hearthfire of the Season." These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.
Bundles include download of quotes hand drawn by Jennifer Trafton for use as printable (or colorable) cards. Cards are compatible with Avery 3379 Textured Note Cards available here.
Dimensions: 6.5x9 (Hardcover), 5.5x7 (Pocket Edition)
Contains more than 100 liturgies, including:
The Hours: Morning, Midday, Nightfall
Table Blessings: Sunday through Saturday
Labor and Vocation: Domestic Days, One Who Is Employed, Those Who Employ Others, Laundering, Preparation of a Meal, Preparation of an Artisanal Meal, Preparation of a Hurried Meal, Keeping of Bees, Washing of Windows, Home Repairs, Students & Scholars, Waiters & Waitresses, First Responders, Medical Providers, Before Taking the Stage, Fiction Writers, Changing of Diapers (2), Those Who Work in Wood or Stone or Metal or Clay, Labors of Community
Creation & Recreation: Arriving at the Ocean, Leaving on Holiday, Those Who Sleep Tents, the Enjoyment of Bonfires, Sunsets, Stargazing, the Watching of Storms, the First Snow, Before Consuming Media, the Planting of Flowers, Gardening, Before Beginning a Book, Upon the Finishing of a Beloved Book, Competitors
Blessing & Celebration: Those Gathered on the Eve of a Wedding, to Begin a Purposeful Gathering, Feasting with Friends, Moving Into a New Home, the First Hearthfire of the Season, the Start of the Christmas Season, Setting up a Christmas Tree, Welcoming of a New Pet, Morning of a Yard Sale, Marking of Birthdays
Petition & Provision: Ritual of Morning Coffee, Sick Day, Morning of a Medical Procedure, Husband & Wife at Start of Day, Husband & Wife at Close of Day, Those Who Suffer Loss from Storm, Flood, or Fire, the Loss of Electricity, Before Serving Others, Before a Meal Eaten Alone, Those Flooded by Too Much Information, Those Who Covet the Latest Technology, Battling a Destructive Desire, Nights & Days of Doubt, Those with a Sudden Burden to Intercede, Those Who Feel Awkward in Social Gatherings, Dating & Courtship, Before Giving (2), Those Feeling the Impulse to Buy, Before Shopping, the Paying of Bills, One Who Has Suffered a Nightmare, Those Who Cannot Sleep, Upon First Waking
Sorrow & Lament: Those Who Have Not Done Great Things for God, Anniversary of a Loss, Loss of a Living Thing, Missing Someone, Leavings, Inconsolable Homesickness, Those Facing Slow Loss of Memory, Feeling of Infirmities, Fearing Failure, Death of a Dream, Those Who Have Done Harm, Those Who Weep Without Knowing Why
Liturgies of the Moment: Upon Seeing a Beautiful Person, Tasting Pleasurable Food, Experiencing Laughter, Randomly Thinking of Another Person, Being Moved by a Song, Hearing Birdsong, Sighting a Flower in Bloom, Unexpected Sighting of Wildlife, Observing a Tree Swaying in the Wind, Pleasure of a Warm Shower, the Sound of Sirens, a Fleeting Irritation, Moments of Emergency, Moment of Frustration at a Child, Experiencing Road Rage, Waiting in Line
Benediction: A Liturgy of Praise to the King of Creation
Many of the liturgies of Every Moment Holy are designed for use in community, but it's not always possible for everyone in the room to have a copy of the book when a liturgy is being read. For this reason, many of the liturgies of Every Moment Holy are available as downloads for personal or public use. Click here for more information.