Weekly Bible Study
Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings.
Contact the Reverend Kris Lewis Theerman to be added to our online gathering for Bible Study.
ADULT FORMATION FOR LENT
Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 26
Questions? Please contact the Reverend Peter Thompson, Associate Rector for Formation and Liturgy.
READY TO BE TRANSFORMED?
Online: Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm
Wednesday, March 25 online access here
According to Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, two months’ practice in meditation can lead “to a systematic change in both the brain as well as the immune system in more positive directions.” Lent is the perfect 40 day window in which to effect this change. Come learn the ancient Christian contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. Cultivate calm and better focus, and happily increase in the knowledge that you are loved and cherished by God. Enter at 109 East 50th Street.
THE PASSION(S) OF CHRIST
Online: Thursdays, February 27–April 2, 6:30-8 pm
Thursday, March 26th access here
Throughout the centuries, a multitude of composers have created musical settings of the events that lead up to Jesus’ death. These settings, called Passions, typically derive from the Biblical text but make a variety of interpretive choices that illuminate different aspects of the story. Over six Thursdays in Lent, join the clergy to explore six Passions and their contrasting but complementary perspectives on what Jesus’ death really means.
Thursday, March 26: Passions not about Jesus (focus on Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard and David Lang's little match girl passion)
Thursday, April 2: Musical Theater Passions (focus on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar and Stephen Schwartz's Godspell)