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Program Schedule for Remainder of 2013
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
November 6: Contemplative Eucharist 6:45 - 8:30 PM
November 10: LITURGY OF PROFESSION OF VOWS FOR PERSONS ACCEPTING THE ST. MACARIUS RULE OF LIFE in the Owen Library at All Soul's Cathedral, Biltmore Village, 5:00 PM followed by reception. Episcopal Bishop Porter Taylor, Diocese of Western North Carolina presiding.
November 13, 16, 20, 27: Regular Wedneday evening St. Macarius Contemplative Community gathering for contemplative prayer, study and Night Prayer 6:45 - 8:30 PM
December 4: Advent Series begins: "Risks and Riches of Contemplative Prayer, Wisdom of Evelyn Underhill" ; includes a Contemplative Eucharist 6:45 - 8:30 PM (see program highlight at right)
December 7: DESERT DAY "Making Space for Christmass: Preparing for Advent and Christmass" 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Ownn Libary at All Soul's Cathedral (more information to follow)
December 11, 18: Advent Series continues with St. Macarius Contemplative Community gathering for contemplative prayer, study and Night Prayer 6:45 - 8:30 PM
December 25: CHRISTMAS DAY no community gathering
January 1: Contemplative Eucharist to begin the New Year. 6:45 - 8:30 PM
You are invited
St. Macarius Contemplative Community Advent Series
The Risks and Riches of Contemplative Prayer:
The Practical Wisdom of Evelyn Underhill
(1875-1941) English Anglican poet, writer, mystic, and retreat leader
December 4, 11, and 18, 2013
Where: Servanthood House
156 E. Chestnut St., Asheville
Cost: There is no charge.
Presenter: David Keller has studied and been influenced by Evelyn Underhill for 25 years. He has led retreats inspired by her wisdom.
Each evening begins with 30 minutes of contemplative prayer, followed by a break, then reflections on Evelyn Underhill, and ends with Vespers.
“The Paradoxes and Risks of Prayer.”
Evening includes a Contemplative Eucharist
“The Possibilities of Prayer”
“The Riches of Prayer”
“Contemplation is an act of love, the wooing, not the critical study, of Divine Reality. It is an eager outpouring of ourselves towards a Somewhat Other for which we feel a passion of desire; a seeking, touching, and tasting, not a considering and analyzing, of the beautiful and true wherever found.” Evelyn Underhill
For more information contact Emily Wilmer at emily@oasisofwisodom or 828.319.7240
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.