the beauty of a set table

“There are few things I find more rewarding than feeding people and giving them what I know they will like, and it’s impossible to determine who gets more pleasure or blessing from it-the recipient or the giver.”

-St. Irene

a blessing at the doorway

May God give a blessing to this house.
God bless this house from roof to floor,
from wall to wall,
from end to end,
from its foundation and in its covering.
In the strong name of the triune God,
all disturbance cease,
captive spirits freed,
God’s Spirit alone
dwell within these walls.

We call up on the Sacred Three
to save, shield and surround
this house, this home,
this day, this night,
and every night.


-Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals