Lent Offerings at The Center
Celebrate, Pause, Reflect
Below you will find a list of upcoming classes, workshops, and experiences you may participate in this Lenten Season.
Holy Week Services
April 13 at 6:00pm in the Anchor House with a light soup dinner at 5:30pm.
Enter into the Holy Wednesday narrative of Mary Magdalene anointing Jesus. After a brief time of welcome, we will enter into a Contemplative Remembrance of this act that Jesus said, “truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” (Mark 14:9) There will be chant, readings, silence, and a time for anointing yourself and anyone else who is with you.
If you are following at home, consider having these items:
- Altar candle and matches/lighter
- Anointing Oil (or some kind of oil for anointing)
- Vase with a rose or other flower (optional)
- Icon of Mary Madgalene (optional)
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A Contemplative Remembrance with Holy Communion
April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel
In this Contemplative Gathering, we will enter into the Maundy Thursday narrative of Jesus at his Last Supper as recorded in John 13 and Mark 14. After a brief time of welcome, we will contemplatively reflect on what Jesus was teaching them (and us) by example through washing their “feet” and what that can mean for us today as we see to consciously love. We will then enter into a Contemplative Remembrance of the Last Supper, this act that Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) There will be chant, readings, silence, and a time for taking Holy Communion (if following along at home, by yourself and with anyone else who is with you).
EASTER SUNDAY AT THE CENTER
Sunday, April 17 | 8:45 am
Celebrate the risen Christ with us at The Center for Christian Spirituality.
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
Centering Prayer Opportunities
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m.
During these thirty minutes, we will practice Lectio Divina on a passage from the Psalms, followed by 20 minutes of silence as Centering Prayer, and a brief reading from a source that supports the practice.
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Maundy Thursday Lectio Divina
April 14 at Noon In The Anchor House and on Zoom
Join us for thirty minutes of Lectio Divina on a passage from Yeshua that relates to the teaching of Maundy Thursday, taken from a translation from the Aramaic, Yeshua’s native language. This will be followed by 20 minutes of silence as Centering Prayer.
Good Friday Lectio Divina
April 15 at Noon In The Anchor House and on Zoom
During these thirty minutes or so at the time of day that we remember when Jesus surrendered his all to God and “breathed his last” (Luke 23:46), we will have a time of contemplative chant, including chanting the words Yeshua said in Aramaic when he died, Lectio Divina on this passage as it is found in Luke 23, and 20 minutes of silence as Centering Prayer. We will come out with chant again as we depart to live the inner dimension of Jesus’s soul gesture of surrender into the rest of our days.