"Learning how to die." is an interesting piece over at First Things this morning on (the failure of) modern "education".
"Montaigne wrote, 'He who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. Knowing how to die frees us from all subjection and constraint.' No education matters more."
The Stone of Unction in the Holy Sepulchre Church, where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial in the tomb. Here, the body was anointed with myrrh and spices and wrapped in a shroud.
The stone emits oil and a precious fragrance. Visitors who place their religious items on this stone, often find that the fragrance remains for a long time afterwards.
Have no anxiety. Sometimes what's worse than being sick is being afraid of getting sick. Leave it to God. Whatever God gives you is best for you. God never gives you a Cross without first weighing and measuring it very carefully to make sure that the Cross will result in your spiritual growth.
-- Elder Amilianos of Simonopetra
If you're having trouble during this time of quarantine, I'd encourage you to join all the priests and religious (along with a number of others) across the globe praying the #DivineOffice every day! https://divineoffice.org/ offers a podcast with audio for all the prayers, along with having the prayers written out for reading.
The Divine Office is a part of the Liturgy, and has prayers for the morning, mid-morning, midday, mid-afternoon, evening, and night, along with the Office of Readings, which has a passage from the Bible and from some saint.
Pics: Muted #Easter Sunday at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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