The Anchorhold

'To be human now is the reason we follow the star....'

W H Auden

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The lifestyle that I lead may be described as solitary religious life, or a modern form of the anchorite life.  It is bounded by the vows of Consecrated celibacy, conversion of life and stability, and is lived according to a Rule of Life.  

 

The daily life is structured around a framework of prayer and worship.  A typical day's timetable might be:

Daily Life

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This framework provides an over-arching structure to the day around which are fitted domestic duites, outside commitments, time for reading and Bible reading and time for relaxation.

 

The ideal is to maintain a balance between prayer, work and recreation within any day and within the life as a whole.

 

 

 

 

                             A modern Anchorite Life                                                                                                               Rule of Life

 

 

5am

 

5.45am

 

7am

 

9am

 

12.30am

 

 

 

5pm

 

 

 

8pm

Rise

 

Personal prayer and reading

 

Lauds

 

Work

 

Midday prayer

 

Work

 

Vespers

 

Recreational time

 

Personal prayer and Compline