From: November 22, 2014 to December 22, 2014
a Virtual Advent Retreat with Rev. Chris Glaser
Perhaps no story in the Bible is so dear to Christians as the story of Jesus’ nativity. The mystery of God coming into the world as a vulnerable baby, born to an unwed mother in a cow shed, draws more people than usual to churches at that time of year.
From: November 28, 2014 to December 26, 2014
This e-course for Advent will use Scripture and the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and other mystical writers to explore the great themes of this season as they inform and enrich the contemplative life. The retreat content will be shared via emails sent on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as well as video and audio recordings. Our Advent experiences will be further enlivened as witness and share our reflections and experiences in the online Practice Circle.read more
From: November 30, 2014 to December 25, 2014
Using the format of the Advent calendar — a saying for each day of the 25 days from the first Sunday in Advent through Christmas — the e-course allows the Gospel of Thomas to lead you further into those great Advent themes — watchfulness, spiritual generativity, the fullness of time, the play of light and darkness — and to prepare our hearts for a truly blessed Christmas. Each email includes a carefully selected wisdom saying from the Gospel of Thomas, a brief commentary by Cynthia Bourgeault, and a suggestion for daily spiritual practice to take you deeper into the profound mysteries of this holy season.read more