The Sacred Ordinary Days 2016 academic year planner is a 12-month edition that runs from August 2016 through July 2017, in line with the academic year. The planner is 7.75” x 8.75” x 1.25” with pages that are 7.5” x 8.5". The velvety scratch-proof cover has withstood all our tests for spills, scratches, and normal wear and tear.
We've improved upon the original liturgical year planner we launched last fall on Kickstarter by adding 2 slim ribbons instead of 1 wider ribbon and having a soft book spine, allowing the pages to open flatter.
Sacred Ordinary Days is a liturgical planner that combines a number of transformational tools, which have aided the spiritual journey of many Christians, including ours. Inside you will find resources and reflections for the beginner and the master alike on...
- the Lectionary (we draw from the Revised Common Lectionary)
- the Seasons and Holy Days of the Liturgical Calendar, also called the Christian Calendar or the Church Calendar
- the Daily Office texts found in the Book of Common Prayer
- the practice of crafting a “Rule of Life”
- a Liturgical Wheel Calendar, redesigned to be elegantly simple and clear
- a Prayer Labyrinth to “walk” with your finger instead of your feet, also called a Finger Labyrinth
Along with these time-tested tools for spiritual formation, our planner also incorporates layouts designed for productivity and focus. There are...
- three daily projects to focus your attention, with space to notate cues and rests or rewards for yourself. This allows you to recognize what each project’s catalyst or bottleneck is, as well as noticing and then planning for what drains and refills your energy throughout each day, keeping you from burnout.
- a section for at-a-glance notes, journaling, or your to-do list
- a section for your daily schedule
- some intentional white space at the bottom of each page
Each week starts with a weekly plan page on the left and Sunday on the right. The weekly plan page includes the Liturgical Season or Holy Day, a prayer or quote, the weekly Lectionary texts, and space to reflect on the previous week and reset for the coming week. We invite you to look deeply at six areas of your life – spirit, body, mind, relationships, home, and work. Sunday’s page has the Liturgical Season or Holy Day, a prayer, the Daily Office texts, a quote on Sabbath, and space for journaling, sermon notes, scheduling, or whatever needs working out in your own life.
The daily pages also follow a rhythm. They are paired Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, each with the same design. This daily page design includes the Liturgical Season or Holy Day, a prayer, the Daily Office, daily projects, journal space, and schedule space.
The planner will be a faithful guide and companion through all of the seasons in the liturgical year. We'll walk with you through Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. At the beginning of each season there are four pages that include seasonal art, resources (symbols, decorations, articles, book references, etc.), plus space to envision how you'd like to embody this season in the six areas of your life and then reflect and reset for how you'd like to embody the season next time.
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What is the difference between the Academic Year Planner and the Liturgical Year Planner?
The Academic year planner and Liturgical year planners just have different start dates. All Sacred Ordinary Days planners are "liturgical," follow the seasons of Church Year, and including lectionary readings.
The 2016 | 2017 Academic Year Daily Planner began on August 1st, 2016 and ends on July 31th, 2017. This planner may be a better fit for students, parents, teachers, professors and those whose lives are scheduled around the school calendar. The Academic planners are currently on sale for you to pay what you want.
The 2017 | Liturgical Year A Daily Planner and the new 2017 | Liturgical Year A Weekly Planner begin on November 27th, 2016 at the start of Advent and end on December 2nd, 2017, the day before Advent begins. The 2017 planners have a slightly updated interior layouts, which you can see by downloading the PDF samples.