Outdoor worship resources from the Christian tradition
By Nick Mayhew-Smith
Landscape Liturgies offers outdoor worship material drawn from 2,000 years of outdoor Christian practice.
It contains prayers, rituals, blessings and liturgies compiled from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Orthodox sources, as well as early church material, the desert tradition and monastic spirituality.
It includes resources for the blessing of water courses, tree planting, garden blessings, a wide range of churchyard ceremonies, Rogation and other processionary ideas, field and animal blessings, pilgrim and walking prayers, ceremonies at holy wells and sacred grottoes, at hilltops and landmark monuments, and for the ringing of bells which traditionally demarcated sacred space in the landscape.
This fascinating and versatile resource will enable urban and rural churches and church schools, retreat houses and pilgrimage centres to conduct a wide variety of services and meditations in the landscape around them.