We’re excited to share that Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Pocket Edition is now available in the Rabbit Room Store—the complete second volume of Douglas McKelvey’s book of liturgies, at a fraction of the size and cost of the original.
In the season of Lent, we devote special attention to the ache of incompletion, suffering, and trial. Lent begins with the dust of mortality on Ash Wednesday and ends with the broken bread of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday before leading into the great hope of Easter.
Lent is considered a season of “prayer and fasting,” and it’s into this tradition that we release the pocket edition of the second volume of Every Moment Holy: Death, Grief, and Hope. This collection of prayers and liturgies reminds us that while darkness is ever present in the moments of our days, it does not have the final word. The final hope of Lent is that by acknowledging the depth of our ache, we are led to greater depths of joy through resurrection.
Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Death, Grief, and Hope is a book of liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving, including “A Liturgy for the Scattering of Ashes,” “A Liturgy for the Loss of a Spouse,” and “A Liturgy for the Wake of a National Tragedy.” These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even when—especially when—suffering and pain threaten to overwhelm us.