A Holy Island Prayer Book

Prayers and Readings from Lindesfarne

Ray Simpson

Nov/2002, 176 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819219350



The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is often called “the holiest place in England” because of all the saints who have lived there. St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert, two popular Celtic saints, are buried there. For more than 1,300 years pilgrims have made their way to this island, which now hosts half a million visitors a year. A Holy Island Prayer Book, with prayers for morning, midday, and night, follows the rhythms and seasons of the natural and Christian year as observed on Holy Island.

A Holy Island Prayer Book includes prayers by popular author David Adam, and is the perfect companion for those who have visited Holy Island, or those who are there in spirit.

Ray Simpson is an Anglican priest and the guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda, a dispersed community with a retreat house on Holy Island. He is the author of numerous books on Celtic spirituality.

"...offers a four-week cycle of readings and prayers taken from the liturgy of the parish church on Holy Island, or Lindisfarne. Simpson, an Anglican priest and retreat leader on the isalnd, presents simple, elegant prayers for each day of the week, including separate prayers for morning, midday and evening. The handy pocket-sized prayer book will appeal to many armchair pilgrims who can't make it to the Northumberland coast." - Publishers Weekly, October 28, 2002
"Anyone interested in Celtic Christian Spirituality will be familiar with Fr. Ray Simpson. Simpson, the Guardian of the Community of Aiden and Hilda, and author of numerous other texts that also seek to explore the Celtic tradition, has once again sought to offer us a drink form the well of the Holy Island (Lindisfarne)."--Fr. Donald P. Richardson, MSSJ, for The Anglican Missioner, Advent 2004.



  • Spirituality
  • Celtic
  • Devotionals
  • Daily Office

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