Upcoming

Holy Week Services online Monday through Wednesday evenings.

The Abbey will host live, 40-minute evening services online Monday to Wednesday at 7PM (in place of the usual Evening Prayer).  To participate by computer video, please visit the following link, which connects to the Zoom account of The Abbey: www.tinyurl.com/zoomtheabbey.  You don’t need a Zoom account to participate, clear instructions will appear, and you will be held in a “waiting room” until you are welcomed aboard by the host.  No prayer or songbook is required as everything needed is presented on your screen.  You are welcome to “audit” without praying aloud.   Those without computer access can call 929-205-6099, and enter the meeting code 508 799 5011 (the Abbey‘s phone number), followed by the # sign.

Monday, March 29 – Service of Sorrows

Join us as we call to mind the sorrows of the year past, including the loss of loved ones, relationships, jobs, health, or security.  As candles are lit on-screen and, safely, at home, prayers, readings and music will help us to bring our sorrows into the Loving Presence of Jesus, the Man of Sorrows, acquainted with grief.

Tuesday, March 30 – Taize Service

We’ll gather to pray, using simple chants from the Christian Community of Taize, France, in this quiet, reflective, and joyful service.

Wednesday, March 31 – Tenebrae Service

This service, whose name means “Darkness”  consists of readings from the Psalms and Prayers, paralleling and driving home the experience and the blessing of Jesus Work for us all on Good Friday.

Easter Day of Reflection, Saturday, April 17, from 10AM – 3PM.  The church season of Easter is intended both to provide an opportunity to celebrate and proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus, and to enter into it more fully in this life and in the life to come.  We’ll gather online for a Celtic Morning Prayer Service, including a brief message on the them.e for the day, Living the Resurrection.  This will be followed by 90 minutes of private reflection by participants in their own locations.  We will regather at Noon to reflect together on what God has been saying to us, followed by Noonday Celtic Prayer.  A second brief message on the theme will be included, followed by another 90 minutes of private reflection.  Regathering at 2:15PM for sharing the fruit coming from the day, we will conclude with Celtic Evening Prayer at 2:30PM.  A donation of $20 is suggested for the day.  To register, please email Fr. Len Cowan, at fatherlen@abbeyoftheway.us.  The next Day of Reflection will be held in the Pentecost Season on Saturday, June 19.

Daily Prayer, Mondays through Fridays

These virtual gatherings of 15-20 minutes feature a hymn or song, prayers from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, a Scripture reading, and time to reflect and pray together.  Midday Prayer will be held at Noon, Evening Prayer will be at 7PM, and Compline will occur at 9PM.  Evening Prayer will be designed particularly to be accessible to children, in case families wish to use this gathering as part of bedtime practices.  All of these will provide a gentle and reassuring practice for centering during the day and for quieting down in the evening.  To participate by computer video, please visit the following link, which connects to the Zoom account of The Abbey: www.tinyurl.com/zoomtheabbey.  You don’t need a Zoom account to participate, clear instructions will appear, and you will be held in a “waiting room” until you are welcomed aboard by the host.  No prayer or songbook is required as everything needed is presented on your screen.  You are welcome to “audit” without praying aloud.   Those without computer access can call 929-205-6099, and enter the meeting code 508 799 5011 (the Abbey‘s phone number), followed by the # sign.