Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thin places

God guide me with Thy wisdom
God chastise me with Thy justice,
God help me with Thy mercy,
God protect me with Thy strength.

God fill me with Thy fullness,
God shield me with Thy shade,
God fill me with Thy grace,
For the sake of Thine Anointed Son.

Jesus Christ of the seed of David,
Visiting One of the Temple,
Sacrificial Lamb of the Garden,
Who died for me.

Christianity Today has a slide show of images of sites related to Ireland's early Christian heritage. The photographer describes his experience:
Between the spring of 1997 and the fall of 1999, I made three trips to Ireland. Traveling from site to site, I felt like I was on my own pilgrimage. Indeed, while visiting some of these special places, such as Clonmacnoise or Skellig Michael, I felt like I was physically in a place between earth and heaven—what Irish Christians called a "thin place."

During these trips, my purpose was primarily to photograph what remains on the sites of early Christian Ireland. The images included in "Early Light" are documentary but also interpretive, as I've attempted to suggest the underlying spiritual heritage of the places I visited. ....
Early Light Slide Show


  1. Hmm.

    Isn't that what liturgy is about, making a "thin place" where we can leave time to worship for a space?

  2. I think that's what worship is about, whether it is liturgical in form or not, although I believe liturgy makes it easier.


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