Cuthbert Community and The Rule of Benedict

Table Eucharist, May 2018

The Cuthbert Community  are seekers who study the Rule of Benedict. We meet on Wednesday evenings for Evening Prayer, bring-your-own supper, and an hour of study  of Benedict’s Rule and how we might incorporate it into our daily journey with Christ. and our communities.  All are welcome and we warmly invite you to join us!

We also host a Parish meal and Table Eucharist at the beginning of our program year as well as at the end.  The next Parish Meal should be coming up in September so check back often!

Below is an excerpt from The Rule of Benedict- Prologue:

LI S T E N  carefully, my child,
to your master’s precepts,
and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20).
Receive willingly and carry out effectively
your loving father’s advice,
that by the labor of obedience
you may return to Him
from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.

To you, therefore, my words are now addressed,
whoever you may be,
who are renouncing your own will
to do battle under the Lord Christ, the true King,
and are taking up the strong, bright weapons of obedience.

And first of all,
whatever good work you begin to do,
beg of Him with most earnest prayer to perfect it,
that He who has now deigned to count us among His children
may not at any time be grieved by our evil deeds.
For we must always so serve Him
with the good things He has given us,
that He will never as an angry Father disinherit His children,
nor ever as a dread Lord, provoked by our evil actions,
deliver us to everlasting punishment
as wicked servants who would not follow Him to glory.

Elevation of the Consecrated Elements