Archive E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

“Sow Spiritually to Life Everlasting”: A Thanksgiving Prayer

Since I’ve been posting selections from the Mercersburg liturgies, and since it’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., I thought I’d post a prayer of thanksgiving from the 1866 Order of Worship for the Reformed Church in the United States. THANKSGIVING FOR HARVEST ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we yield Thee hearty thanks for all thy […]

Archive Authors Eric Parker Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Don’t Forget to Bless the Food

Here in the South we always bless our food before we eat. Heck, we don’t just bless food, we bless everything. We bless you when you sneeze. We bless your day when we see you, and we even hang up kitschy signs in our homes to “bless this mess.” So, it’s part of our cultural […]