Theology Update for the Week of June 23

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The Making of the King James Bible

Join us on Sunday June 23 at 10 a.m. as we welcome long-time parishioner of Saint Thomas, Tony Major, an attorney and adjunct professor of history at Long Island University. He will teach us the history of a sour and crafty king who, with the help of a small coterie of scholars representing a wide cross section of believers, created a reverent and melodic Bible. Come and learn the story of this version of Holy Scripture which has stood as the accepted focus of Christian faith for centuries, still regarded by many as the finest piece of English literature ever produced. Coffee and tea are provided.

The Practice of Prayer

Please join us for our next two Sunday Theology Classes on June 30 and July 7 at 10 a.m., when Father Ryan Bennett will lead a reflection on the practice of prayer as a life source for spiritual renewal and encouragement. He will draw on both traditional and more contemporary forms of prayer to explore the significance of both individual and corporate prayer in the Church today. This will include reflections from Julian of Norwich through to American Benedictine, Sister Joan Chittister.

Friday Bible Study

Over the summer, we continue our Friday lunchtime Bible class led by Father Ryan Bennett. The class runs for an hour in the living room on the second floor of the parish house, following the 12:10 p.m. Mass. We are studying the Book of Acts, including an in-depth exploration of the text and stimulating group conversation. You are welcome to join.

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