There are many ways to connect with God in worship. At St. John's, we offer many opportunities for meditative prayer and reflection.
Mondays, 3:30 p.m., Donnan Meeting Room
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
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When it's not covered in snow, you can enjoy the meditative walk of our labyrinth!
The labyrinth goes back 5,000 years or more. There are many indirect references to it as a spiritual tool. Abbess Hildegard of Bingen defined divinity as “a circle, a wheel, a whole.” In the Divine Comedy, Dante uses both the metaphor and the image of the labyrinth. It is from the tradition of …Read More »
Mondays from 12:15-12:45 pm
Sometimes all that's needed is a place of quiet. Silent Space is each Monday.
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. (First Monday of each month, Each Monday during Lent)
If prayer is a significant practice in your life, yet it sometimes gets crowded out very easily, you might enjoy the style of worship created by the community of Taizé in France. Taizé worship is based around structured rhythms of contemplation and silence that provide a way to “turn off the buzz” of ou…Read More »
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Chapel (in St. John's Church)
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop p…Read More »