Morning Prayer with St Cuthbert – Day 40

News of Cuthbert’s death is relayed from Farne to Lindisfarne by torches, as the monks on both islands are singing Psalm 59 at Lauds. But Cuthbert’s death results in the fragmentation of the community, dissension and division. It seems the peace and concord between the Iona and Roman groups embodied in Cuthbert, and for which he longed and prayed, was too fragile to last without his wise hand at the tiller, until another godly leader was found in Eadberht, a year later. Cuthbert was buried in the church on Lindisfarne. Day 40 of Morning Prayer with St Cuthbert.

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