This November, a monastic community will PRAY the daily office; REFLECT on God’s Holy Story; PRACTICE spiritual disciplines connecting us with God and with God’s people; DISCERN how God speaks through popular culture; and IMAGINE and LIVE into a rule of life claiming space within God’s sacred story.
The inaugural retreat coincides with the release of A Disney Monastic: theme park travel guide for the God seeker, The Rev. Kevin M. Goodman’s book about discovering God through spiritual practices while riding some of Disney’s most popular theme park attractions.
- Published: Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:22
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Lindsay Hardin Freeman’s “Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter” (Forward Movement, 2014) presents fascinating and unexpected insights into the 93 women whose words are recorded in scripture. Women of the Bible have been trapped in dry, dusty literary caskets for centuries – but no more.
Freeman, an Episcopal priest and award-winning author, identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing their words, context, historical background and lessons for modern readers. Published by Forward Movement in partnership with Episcopal Church Women, the book also explores the pivotal roles of biblical women who changed the course of history, from Mary, the mother of Jesus, to Mary Magdalene, the first to see and proclaim the risen Lord.
- Published: Friday, 12 September 2014 10:56
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“Daily Prayer for All Seasons,” developed by theStanding Commission on Liturgy and Music offers a variation on the Book of Common Prayer’s tradition of prayers for morning, noon, evening and nighttime.
The books are divided by the liturgical year, and each of the services for each of the eight canonical hours of the day has a theme, including praise, discernment, wisdom, perseverance and renewal, love, forgiveness, trust and watch. A complete service covers one or two pages.
The prayer book presents a variety of images of God, uses inclusive and expansive language for and about God, and presents a rich variety of language, including poetry, meditation and prayers from the broader community of faith, according to a press release. Clergy, teachers and spiritual leaders across the Episcopal Church contributed to the work.
- Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:25
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