Articles by Douglas McKelvey
By Douglas McKelvey with Hannah Marazzi
February 12, 2019
Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi learns from author Douglas McKelvey how we can make every moment holy by seeing even milk, honey and coffee as worthy objects of liturgy.
I hope that Every Moment Holy can be a gentle invitation to turn to prayers and liturgies that create a rhythm to your days, weeks, and years DM: Well, the one that is probably nearest to me at the moment is the one that constitutes the foreword of the book, “A Liturgy for the Writing of Liturgies”, because I am working on another book of liturgies that we hope will be available this year I’ve been on a journey though to recognize how much I need some of those prayers that have been thoughtfully and sensitively articulated by other people, even ones that were written hundreds of years ago, that convict my heart now and direct it towards Christ We were looking back at something that had been beautiful and significant to the church at multiple points in our shared history, and sought to reintroduce people today to those beautiful and helpful prayers There are times when we're gathered together when the kind of prayer we engage in is an unburdening of the heart, a bringing of the specific requests that are affecting us as individuals, as families, as a church, that we're giving spontaneous voice to those things and petitioning God together