Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lent Mini-Retreat: Ancient Irish Spirituality

On Saturday, March 1st, Noon to 4:45 p.m. Br. Chad-Anselm of the Companions of Saint Luke, OSB, will lead an afternoon introduction to Ancient Irish Spirituality, followed by a special Ancient Irish Eucharist in the Chapel.

Here is the schedule. Come to what you can. Come for all. Come for some.

Noon – 1PM
(Charney Room) Pre-Christian Ancient Irish culture and the development of the unique insular Christianity by the study of ancient prayers and poetry. Followed by a break

1:15-2:15 (Charney Room) Irish Martyrdom Sts. Brigid, Finnian, Columba and Brendan the Navigator. Green, White and Red Martyrdom. Followed by a break

2:30-3:30 (Charney Room) Anamchara–Soul Friend followed by a break.

3:45-4:45 (Charney Room) Ancient Irish Christianity through Irish art.

5:00 - 6:00 (In the Chapel) Historic Eucharist:
This service had been said (chanted) by Irish monks beginning in the late 6th century. It was formally written down in the 9th century. The service proposed is an English translation then adapted to a contemporary idiom for use in modern Anglican churches.

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