Holy Week

Holy Week is well and truly upon us. Yesterday we enjoyed the funof a parade of palms and then dropped into the reading of the Passion Gospel. The end of that reading is silence, not the usual “Praise to you Lord Christ” – we have already embarked...

Holy Week Services

Wednesday March 28 Holy Eucharist 7:00 a.m. Cooper Chapel Quiet, reflective said Eucharist The Great Litany 5:00 p.m.  Christ Church An ancient prayer of the Christian Church which both offers ourselves to God and asks God to bless our lives. There will be space for...

Lenten Offerings

                    Silence as a Spiritual Practice Sat., March 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Center for Spirituality on San Pablo Road Cathy Fields, Shalem-trained spiritual director, will facilitate, offering insights on the gifts of silence and how to bring more of it into...

Saints Aidan and Cuthbert

I have to confess that I love St. Aidan and his apprentice St. Cuthbert. Both were the Abbot of the Monastery on Lindisfarne, a tiny tidal island off the East Coast of Northern England. Aidan had been a monk with St. Columba on Iona before setting out on a missionary...

Readings and Prayers for Holy Saturday

Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; * deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Incline your ear to me; * make haste to deliver me. 3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; *...