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New Monasticism
What It Has to Say to Today’s Church

“It’s hard to be a Christian in America,” writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, a leader in the New Monasticism movement in America, a growing group of committed Christians who are living lives of radical discipleship. However, the movement doesn’t mirror traditional monasteries — many members are married with children and have careers, yet they live differently, often in community in once-abandoned sections of society.
Wilson-Hartgrove founded a New Monastic community and works with an alternative theological collaborative. In this book, he takes readers inside New Monasticism, tracing its roots throughout Scripture and history and illuminating its impact on the contemporary church. He identifies the key tenets of New Monasticism, including:

How monasticism is the oldest form of counter-culture in the West

God’s alternative economy and financial practices for church

Hospitality and active peacemaking

A model for grassroots ecumenism

What the church offers New Monasticism: stability, diversity, and structure

“Monasticism isn’t about achieving some sort of individual or communal piety. It’s about helping the church be the church,” Wilson-Hartgrove writes. A must-read for New Monastics or those considering joining the movement, this book will also appeal to 20- and 30-somethings, pastors, leaders, and those interested in the emerging church. Paperback, 160 pages

· Paperback: 463 pages
· Published: June 2008
· Product Number: 278387558

Prayer book of the Celtic Orthodox Christian Church, Ancient Divine Prayers: Lorrha-Stowe Missal: Mass (Offering, or Divine Liturgy); Baptism and Chrismation; Anointing of the Sick; St. Gall Confession; Antiphonary of Bangor, Hours of Prayer of the Day and Night:Vespers, Beginning of Night, Midnight, Matins, Second Hour, Third Hour, Sixth Hour, Ninth Hour;Breviary Rules to say the Psalmsof Saints Brendan, Mael Ruain, and Columbanus;Hours of Holy and Great Friday; Cross Vigil;Paschal Liturgy; Mass of the Holy Cross and Adoration;Mass of St. Patrick; Traditio of St. Ambrose;Hymns: Gallican Hymn of St. Hilary; Apostles’ Forty-fold Kyrie; Deers-Cry; Paschal Hymns; Abecedarian Hymns:Altus Prosator by St. Columcille; Audite omnes for St. Patrick; Litanies; Visitation of Sick; Departure; Wake; Funeral; Burial;Lectionary through the Year.