Morning Prayer – Mondays-Thursdays, 8:15 a.m.
Lenten Book Study of Richard Rohr’s The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Disorder, Reorder – Tuesdays during Lent: March 8-April 5, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
March 8 – chapters 1&2
Pondering the Gospel – Thursdays during Lent: March 3 -April 7, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
We will practice Lectio Divina via Zoom. Lectio Divina is a contemplative way of reading the Bible established as a monastic practice by Benedict in the 6th century. It is a way of praying the scriptures that leads us deeper into God’s word. It is not Bible Study as such. This approach understands the Scriptures as a meeting place for a personal encounter with the living God. It engages the heart — the deep centre of ourselves where we may be formed into the likeness of Christ. Adapted for group use, the method includes respectful listening to the experience of others, rather than insisting on a particular point of view or opinion. We will ponder the gospel for the coming Sunday.
Christian Meditation Group – Monday, 7:15-8:00 p.m.via Zoom
The author of the 14th century classic of English spirituality, The Cloud of Unknowing, put it thus: “God can be loved, but not thought. By love, God can be embraced and held, but not by thinking” (chapter 6). In meditation, we lay aside discursive thought about God in order to give place to the deeper, wordless movement of our spirit toward the Spirit of God in order to receive instruction and to practice this way of prayer.
Bible Study Wednesdays, noon – 1:00 p.m.