Please contact us for registration or more information through this site or calling our office: 828.319.7240
Program Schedule for 2015
February 4: Epiphany series continues: Jesus Before Christianity. The evening also includes a Contemplative Eucharist
February 11: Epiphany series continues: Jesus Before Christianity.
February 18: Lenten Series begins: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
February 25: Lenten Series continues: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
March 4: Lenten Series continues: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
March 11: Lenten Series break. Evening of contemplative prayer, fellowship and vespers.
March 18: Lenten Series continues: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
March 25: Lenten Series ends: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
see program highlight at right for more information for the Lenten Series
All gatherings meet at
156 E. Chestnut St.
For more information contact Emily Wilmer at
828.319.7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Event - November, 2015
We are delighted to announce publication of a new book edited by David Keller, including a chapter by David and contributions by fourteen colleagues, including Rowan Williams, Esther De Waal, and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware:
Boundless Grandeur: the Christian Vision of
With the publication of David's new book in the fall by Wipf & Stock in Eugene, Oregon, several book events have been planned for November, 2015 in North Wales and Oxford, England.
The Christian Vision of Donald Allchin
Friday November 6 - Sunday November 8
Hawarden, North Wales, UK
among those who will reflect on the importance
and friendship of Donald Allchin whose legacy embraces the Anglican,
Eastern Orthodox, and Celtic traditions and a love of Welsh poetry are:
This event marks the launch of a new book about Donald’s
theology and offers the opportunity to listen to some of the
great writers of contemporary spirituality.
Residential tickets (bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner) start from £181, non-residential tickets £100.
Discount rates for clergy and students apply.
To book contact Reception on 01244 532350 or email email@example.com
Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3DF www.gladstoneslibrary.org
Saturday, November 14 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Theosevia Center for Christian Spirituality
St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford , OX2 6LU
Confirmed speakers at this time are:
Tentative speakers include:
St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road, left off Banbury Rd just after North Parade. Study days FREE for students with card. Non-students £5 (on door). No booking needed, just come, for all or part of the day. Lunch break 1-2 pm (please provide your own lunch).
St. Macarius Contemplative Community’s Epiphany Series
Jesus Before Christianity
"... hearing all that Jesus was doing, they came to him in great numbers."
Wednesday Evenings 6:45–8:30 PM +
January 7 – February 11
Jesus of Nazareth was a devout first-century Jew. In the twenty-first century he is often lost in the thickets of Christian theology, reflection on the wisdom of his words, and the busyness of church life . . . Jesus is more than words about Jesus . . . What can we know about Jesus as a Jew? . . . What filled his daily life?. . .Why did people come to him in great numbers?
This series of six thirty-minute reflections will follow narratives of Jesus’s life from his baptism to his crucifixion using the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It is based on a course taught by David Keller at the General Theological Seminary in New York City.
Jan. 7: What happened at Jesus’s baptism and how did it change his life? (includes Contemplative Eucharist)
Jan. 14: How did Jesus’s life of prayer empower his mission?
Jan. 21: What did Jesus mean by “The Kingdom of Heaven” and why was it important to him?
Jan. 28: People called Jesus “rabbi” and “master.” How did he teach? What was his “message?”
Feb. 4: What did Jesus mean when he said, “I and the Father are one.”? (includes Contemplative Eucharist)
Feb. 11: What did Jesus mean when he said, “Follow me.”?
All reflections will be led by David Keller at Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Asheville. Each evening begins with thirty minutes of contemplative prayer, followed by a reflection, and ends with vespers. Tuition is free. An offering of $5 will help with the cost of a booklet prepared for this series.
Our space is limited so please contact Emily@oasisofwisdom.net
St. Macarius Contemplative Community’s Lenten Series
Wednesday Evenings 6:45–8:30 PM
February 18 & 25 and March 4, 18, & 25
The primary vocation of every Christian is to become Christ and make Christ tangible in our daily lives. The Christian tradition has always provided four essential gifts to help us be formed into Christ: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer.
This series of five Lenten reflections will focus on these formative gifts. A new book by Rowan Williams, former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, will be our guide. Participants are encouraged to buy Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer. Eerdmans Publishing 2014. ISBN 978-0-8028-7197-8
February 18: Being Christian…Four essential gifts
February 25: Baptism…Daily immersion into the life of Jesus
March 4: Bible…A living communication from God
March 11: Lenten Series break. Evening of contemplative prayer, fellowship and vespers
March 18: Eucharist…Becoming one with Christ for the life of the world.
March 25: Prayer…Remaining rooted in God’s presence and empowered by God’s energy.
All reflections will be at Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Asheville. Each evening begins with thirty minutes of contemplative prayer, followed by a reflection, and ends with vespers. Tuition is free.
Our space is limited so please contact Emily@oasisofwisdom.net.
St Macarius Contemplative Community
invites you to join them for
the regular meeting of the community for
contemplative prayer and reflection every Wednesday
of the year.
Our usual schedule:
7:00: 30 minutes of contemplative prayer
7:30: fellowship with tea and a sweet
7:45: a reflection on a topic pertinent to the contemplative life
8:15: closing Vespers
All gatherings meet at
156 E. Chestnut St.
For more information contact: Emily Wilmer at 828.319.7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo on the left was taken on the Close of the General Theological Seminary, New York City, at the entrance to the Desmond Tutu Center for Reconciliation.