After scrolling through many posts, am I the only lucky one (or fool) to have been on the first cut list and actually sent a check?
I made the cut and just sent in a check. Whether we are lucky ones or fools remains to be sen, I suppose.
I also made the cut and I wrote the check - I haven't sent it yet because I can't get over the hurdle of whether to have the books or to continue using BrevMeum on my iPad.
Without delving into the books are better than e-devices issue, if anyone has something that might sway my mind one way or the other, I'd love to read what you think about it!
Well, I don't have an iPad, so I currently say Matins on my iPhone. (I use a diurnal for the other hours).
So advantages of iPhone/iPad are: very convenient, and free or very inexpensive. Also no books to carry.
Advantages of the books:
1. Personally, I find it a bit of a mortification to pray with a obviously religious book on the subway, so this offers a bit of a mortification.
2. I find that using rubrics and an ordo to place ribbons and know what to do helps me really to appreciate the structure of the hours and what varies for what reason. I understand very little of what actually comprises Matins (what changes from day to day, and for different seasons), because my app does it all for me.
3. In certain situations, like monastic retreats, books would be acceptable and electronic devices not.
4. The books look gorgeous.
5. When using a book I don't have the same temptation to do other things with a device, and I don't get e-mail or text alerts that distract me.