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Program Schedule for 2014
Our programs are offered in collaboration with the St. Macarius Contemplative Community (learn more by clicking on the Macarius tab)
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Asheville, NC
April 2:Lenten Series continues and includes a Contemplative Eucharist 6:45 - 8:30 PM
April 9: Lenten Series continues with St. Macarius Contemplative Community gathering for contemplative prayer, study and Night Prayer 6:45 - 8:30 PM
April 16:Lenten Series continues with St. Macarius Contemplative Community gathering for contemplative prayer, study and Night Prayer 6:45 - 8:30 PM
St. Macarius Contemplative Community invites you to
Stay Close to Jesus
A Lenten Experience of Jesus’s Passion
for Human Life
Wednesday evenings: March 12 - April 16 at 6:45PM
Using the four canonical gospels and epistles, this Lenten series will explore two fundamental roots of Christian experience: the life of Jesus demonstrates the nature of authentic human life and Jesus’s life reveals what God is like. After his death and resurrection these two revelations became the central realities in the lives of followers of the Way.
March 12: Jesus’s daily life shows what authentic human life is meant to be (David Keller)
March 19: The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth: Manifesting God’s presence. (David Keller)
March 26: To be “one-ed” with Christ: Julian of Norwich’s vision of Jesus’s life (Emily Wilmer)
April 2: The Foot Washing: Jesus turns our vision of life up-side-down (David Keller)
Includes a Contemplative Eucharist
April 9: What can we learn from Jesus’s crucifixion? (David Keller)
April 16: Passing through the gates of death: The Harrowing of Hell icon (Robert Warner)
All sessions are at Servanthood House: 156 East Chestnut St. in Asheville. Each session, except April 2nd, begins with contemplative prayer followed by a thirty-minute teaching, and ends with vespers led by members of St. Macarius Community. The April 2nd session will be a contemplative Eucharist that includes a reflection on the Foot Washing and a long period of contemplative prayer. There is no cost for the series. Participants may come to any or all sessions. Since our meeting space is small, please let us know which nights you will attend. Emily@oasisofwisdom.net
David Keller is a member of St. Macarius Community and Adjunct professor of Ascetical Theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York City.
Robert Warner taught theology at the School of Theology/Seminary at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN. He and his wife, Gail Kase, live in Black Mountain, NC.
Emily Wilmer is a member of St. Macarius Community, a spiritual director, and has led many retreats on Julian of Norwich.
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.