Beginning on Sunday, February 25, the Soul Food Sunday group will meet after the 8:00 a.m. service (or about 9:15 a.m.) in Chilton Hall Room 3 for a Lenten discussion of a short piece titled The Life of Saint Mary of Egypt. Written in the 7th century, it tells the story of a 5th century Egyptian woman named Mary who led a depraved and sinful life, until one day she had an extraordinary conversion to Christ while attending a Christian church service in Jerusalem. She then went to the desert on the eastern side of the Jordan River to pursue the solitary life of fasting and prayer.
Saint Mary of Egypt is a remarkable example of repentance, and journeying through her story will prove to be an excellent vehicle during this coming season of Lent, bringing us to our own "inner desert" to examine our own walk with Christ.
The group discussions will take place on five Sundays in Lent, ending on April 2, the Sunday before Palm Sunday, which in the Eastern Church is aptly named the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt. All that is required is to bring one's self and a heart open to reflection and transformation.
To download the PDF of The Life of Saint Mary of Egypt, click here or on the image above. You may then print it out, or use it on your preferred digital device.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent, we gather for Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m., followed by a vegetarian soup/salad supper. Each weekly gathering will include a different perspective on the Stations and a guest speaker who will address a specific "cross" we bear as individuals, and as members of our community, our nation and the world.
Please join us on Friday, April 7, at 6:00 p.m. for the last program in this Lenten Series - a special Stations of the Cross observance from the perspective of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Following the Stations will be an open forum about “The Cross of Love” led by Rev. Chuck Milhoan. Rev. Milhoan will introduce the group to pastoral care ministry and how to minister with love to those whom God places in our path.
Lent and Holy Week Schedule
Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017)
Imposition of Ashes & Eucharist
10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Fridays in Lent
March 3, 10, 17, 31, April 7
Stations of the Cross (see details at left)
Palm Sunday (April 9, 2017)
The Sunday of the Passion
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Clergy Renewal of Vows (April 11, 2017)
at Trinity Cathedral
Holy Eucharist (April 12, 2017)
Maundy Thursday (April 13, 2017)
Good Friday Liturgy (April 14, 2017)
Holy Saturday (April 15, 2017)
Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017)
6:00 a.m. (sunrise), 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.