Please contact us for registration or more information through this site or calling our office: 828.319.7240
Program Schedule for 2015
July 15: Series continues: Six Friends of God and Prophets: St. Antony of Egypt
July 22: Six Friends of God and Prophets: St. Syncletica of Alexandria
July 29: break from Series - Reflecting with Esther de Waal's book: To Pause at the Threshold
August 5: break from Series - Reflecting with Esther de Waal's book: To Pause at the Threshold
August 12: Six Friends of God and Prophets: St. Nonn of Wales
August 19: Six Friends of God and Prophets: Raimon Panikkar
August 26: Six Friends of God and Prophets: Donald Allchin
September 2: Six Friends of God and Prophets: Matta El Meskeen
see program highlight at right for more information for the Summer Series
All gatherings meet at
156 E. Chestnut St.
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
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
invites you to experience
Six Friends of God and Prophets
We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses who are still part of the living assemblies of followers of Jesus Christ. They are a rich part of our Christian tradition and offer guidance, inspiration, and challenge for life in the twenty-first century. The rediscovery of their lives will also point us toward the future.
Wednesday evenings July 8, 15, & 22 and August 12, 19, 26 & September 2, 2015
6:45-8:30 PM at Servanthood House + 156 E. Chestnut St. in Asheville
July 8: Purity of Heart: an introduction to six friends of God.
July 15: St. Antony of Egypt: combining solitude and engagement in society
July 22: St. Syncletica of Alexandria: a fourth-century woman whose austere monastic life was filled with fire and streetwise advice about prayer and daily living
August 12: St. Nonn of Wales, a sixth-century nun who lived with faithfulness and courage in the midst of abuse, societal chaos, and terrorism
August 19: Raimon Panikkar, (Roman Catholic visionary thinker and ecumenist): changing our focus from Christianity to living in Christ
August 26: Donald Allchin, (Anglican ecumenist, whose writing affirms poetry in speaking about God’s presence in life): the mystery of the life of God in human life
September 2: Matta El Meskeen, (Matthew the Poor was the spiritual father of St. Macarius Coptic Monastery in Egypt for over forty years): prayer is God’s perpetual call within us drawing us to the ultimate purpose of our creation: union with God.
Each reflection by David Keller will be in the context of an evening that begins with contemplative prayer, a break followed by the reflection, and ending with vespers. Everyone is welcome for one or all evenings. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.