The Epiphany Day of Reflection, Saturday, January 23, from 10AM – 3PM. The church season of Epiphany celebrates the “epiphany” or “manifestation” of Jesus to the nations, foreshadowed by the visit of the Wise Men to the toddler in Bethlehem. It’s key theme is light, Jesus the Light of the world. Join us with others online as we gather for a Celtic Morning Prayer Service, including a brief message on the theme for the day, “Light in the darkness”. 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 The Abbot, Fr. Len Cowan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Day of Reflection will be held in the Lenten Season on Saturday, February 27.
Daily Prayer, hosted by The Abbey 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.
The Abbey is looking for a few more volunteers who will join in hosting these simple prayer gatherings. If The Lord seems to be calling you to assist in this, please email Fr. Len Cowan at email@example.com.