Quicumque Christum Quaeritis

 
This past Sunday, alongside many Christians around the globe, we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration. Once again I found comfort in this 5th century prayer etched into our church’s cornerstone: Whoever you are who seek Christ, raise your eyes on high.  The prayer continues on to proclaim that those who seek “will be allowed to see a sign of eternal glory”. This week, as we celebrate this glorious event in our Lord’s life, it is not hard to look out and see a very needy world. Singing this prayer at Vespers over the weekend, it is my  hope and prayer that all of us, whoever we may be, might take a moment to look up; and in so doing,  truly catch a blessing of God’s glory.
 
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About Melodius Monk

I'm 30 years old, and I grew up at the Community of Jesus. My parents moved from Ohio to live at the Community two years before I was born, so with the exception of a few years at college, I’ve lived in the Community my whole life. I became a Novice Brother in 2003, and made my profession as a brother in 2005. Currently I have a pretty varied life as a brother. In addition to daily responsibilities in our liturgies, I cook, sing, play trumpet, and am responsible for various cleaning and maintenance needs in the church building (my favorite jobs is changing the light bulbs at 45 feet!) I also arrange transportation for brothers to various appointments, work on repairing musical instruments, clean the barn, give tours of the church, make the weekly food menu for the Friary, and help out with various other needs as they arise around the Community. Growing up, I was not particularly interested in the religious life, but I met Jesus at an inter-varsity fellowship meeting my second year in college, and that re-directed my life drastically. I feel very fortunate to have found my life’s calling, and the hope for more wholeness is what keeps me on my monastic journey on difficult days.

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