St Benedict, Pray for Us

Others have posted more and better than I shall…

Suffice it to say that today is the Feast of St Benedict and it should be celebrated with all reverence especially by those of us who believe that the path of liturgy–the balance of the Office and the Mass–is a true path to know the Living Jesus.

Furthermore, Benedict in his wise Rule avoided the extremes of severity and freedom to present a balanced middle way that shows generosity to those advancing in virtue with godly obedience for the restraint of sin.

As an Anglican who feels that the Anglican Way preserves much that is truly Benedictine, offer it to the wider church as our gift, I most especially say in these days: “St Benedict, pray for us. We sure need it.”


About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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