Theology Update for the Week of April 8

Sunday Theology Class

On Sunday April 7 we conclude our exploration of the Holy Week services with a class titled, “Eastertide” that will be led by Father Moretz. The class meets at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor of the parish house, and coffee and tea are provided.

Lenten Devotional Study

Please join us on Monday, April 8, from 12:45 to 2 p.m., for a final devotional study time with Father Moretz in the living room of the parish house. Our time together has been guided by the book “Lent, with Evelyn Underhill” (Church Publishing), a series of theological meditations based on Lenten themes. This book is available for purchase in the Saint Thomas Bookstore and Gift Shop. You are encouraged to bring your own bag lunch.

The “Pilgrims’ Course”

This class continues on Tuesday, April 9. It is a comprehensive introduction to the Christian faith as received and understood by the Episcopal Church. This session titled, “Relationships: Marriage, commitment, and religious communities” will meet from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The evening will begin with a simple meal; contributions of $15 are appreciated to defer the costs. Please email Father Moretz to RSVP. Following this class, the course will take a two-week break for Easter and resume on Tuesday, April 30.

When History Meets Mysticism

Join the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Flanagan, Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary, for his final class titled, “Disrupting Times: When History Meets Mysticism.” Over the course of three sessions, we have learned about the similarities the fourteenth-century has to our time and engage with prominent mystical voices from the era, also known as “the Golden Age of Mysticism.” We have read about and discussed the seminal events of the time and read and contemplated the pragmatic writings of several fourteenth-century mystics. The class will take place Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the parish house. To attend, all you need is a curious mind and a desire to deepen your knowledge of history and your understanding of mysticism.

Lenten Bible Study

Our Friday Lenten Bible Study concludes this week. The series is titled, Transforming Repentance: Coming Home to God. It focuses on the gospel reading for the first five Sundays of Lent and includes a reflection, bible notes and some questions for discussion. Prepared by the Church of Ireland, the study will continue on Fridays throughout Lent, following the 12:10 p.m. Mass for a one-hour session on the second floor of the parish house. Please email Fr. Bennett if you would like to receive a booklet.

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