|About the Book|
Drawn from a wide range of biblical, ancient and contemporary sources, A Celtic Primer is the most complete Celtic worship resource available and provides a prayer companion that is both authentically traditional and radically new. Based on the historical concept of primers, which were intended to teach a pattern of daily prayer after the monastic style, A Celtic Primer contains all that is necessary to create liturgies for a wide range of formal and informal worship occasions as well as for personal prayer. Outlines and a broad selection of texts are included for morning prayer, midday prayer, evening prayer, compline and a Celtic Eucharist. The Psalms, the foundation of the prayer of the Church since earliest times, are included in full and seasonal collects, prayers of penitence, intercessions, hymns, Bible readings and a scripture reading scheme are some of the additional features of this replete collection, reflecting what the author calls the spiritual font from which the Church of the Celts drew its inspiration. A Celtic Primer comes with a free accompanying disk (in Word format) which will assist all who plan or lead worship to create liturgies that are rooted in scripture and inspired by the past, but that engage fully with the spiritual needs of the modern world.