Upcoming

Lenten Teaching Series:  Tending Our Souls                                                    Weeding Vices and Planting Virtues

Wednesday Evenings February 17 to April 14, taught by Father Len Cowan and Canon Susie Skillen

Jesus, the Master Gardener, invites us to cooperate with his Spirit who helps us weed out the Vices and nurture the spiritual fruits of the Virtues. During Lent let’s attend to the garden of our soul as we prepare for celebrating the Resurrection.

Our first session on Feb. 17th, Ash Wednesday, will be from 8:00 to 9:00PM.  The following sessions will be held 7:30-9:00PM.

To register and receive the zoom link contact Fr. Len: fatherlen@abbeyoftheway.us

Lenten Day of Reflection, Saturday, February 27, from 10AM – 3PM.  The church season of Lent is intended to both prepare us for better receiving the Resurrection Life of Jesus, and to celebrate and proclaim it to others.  We’ll gather online for a Celtic Morning Prayer Service, including a brief message on the them.e for the day, Preparing for 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 Easter Season on Saturday, April 17.

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.

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.