Item description for Out of the Ordinary: Chants by Joyce Rupp...
Joyce Rupp's characteristic creativity and reverence for the Divine are on full display in this collection of prayer resources for birthdays, holidays, holy days, transitions, and many other occasions, helping readers enter more deeply and reflectively into the liturgical and seasonal celebrations of their lives.
Ideal for personal use, or as a gift for loved ones celebrating a landmark occasion, this enduring spiritual classic is an invaluable resource for ministers, spiritual directors, and lay leaders alike, who turn to its prayers, reflections, and rituals for personal and communal occasions both "ordinary" and profound.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.26" Width: 2.73" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Feb 18, 2000
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 0877939365 ISBN13 9780877939368
Reviews - What do customers think about Out of the Ordinary: Chants?
Out of the Ordinary Nov 6, 2007
The name says it all. A very useful book for me in my work. The book arrived on time and in very good condition.
A contagious passion for worship Aug 9, 2006
"The natural object is always the adequate symbol." Joyce Rupp embodies Ezra Pound's famous quote by using diverse images as springboards for spiritual transformation; in elevating the ordinary, she reveals an extraordinary God.
These meditations and seasonal reflections include prayers of all kinds: from call and response to blessings to holy day invocations. Drawn from her years as a spiritual director and retreat leader, her work gives voice to our common losses and aspirations, our longings and celebrations. Forthright poems emulate traditional religious poetry, and her prose is direct, insightful, and heartfelt.
This is one generous soul. "Use the rituals and prayers as seeds or as whole plants," she writes. "Either way is fine with me." She requests that her poems be preserved intact but graciously offers the other materials in her book -- including the music -- for adaptation for personal or liturgical use. The user need only include the appropriate acknowledgement, as explained in her introduction.
"Must" reading for all Joyce Rupp fans! Mar 5, 2000
Out Of The Ordinary features more than 125 thoughtful compositions drawn from author Joyce Rupp's treasure trove of unpublished work. Herein contained are attentive prayer resources for a wide spectrum of needs and times, including resources for groups, individuals, prayer rituals, guided visualizations, reflections, and poems -- suitably for open or closed meetings, prayer sessions, and days of recollection. When used within the context of worship and small group prayer, they can be duplicated without cost or written permission. Out Of The Ordinary is further enhanced for students of spirituality with a collection of prayerful, Taize-like chants that Rupp composed to accompany the many rituals outlined in her book. The musical notation of these chants is contained in the Appendix, and are also available on CD or cassette.