Episcopalians are fond of saying that we don’t have to “park our brains at the door”. All are urged to read the Holy Scriptures – but even more than read them . . . we are called to engage them with our whole being. And, not just scripture but the Patristic Fathers, the Monastics, the Mystics, contemporary writers – we wrestle with what each of them has to say about our historical faith and how we apply that to our contemporary, individual lives.
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Collect, Book of Common Prayer