Sundays, 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M., Draesel Hall
Mark your calendars and join us when you can.


April 8 through May 27: Exploring Connections between Art & Spirituality

April 8: Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

April 15: The Stained Glass Windows of Holy Trinity

April 22: Understanding the Musical Components of the Christian Mass & Requiem

April 29: "Spirituality & the Arts" with Ms. Retta Blaney

Spirituality and the Arts presents 10 elements of the universal spiritual life — Faith, In the Moment, Listening, Silence, Prayer, Self-knowledge, Community, Hospitality, Ritual and Transformation — from a Jewish and Christian perspective. This includes insight from performing artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Dudu Fisher, Edward Herrmann, Liam Neeson, Phylicia Rashad and Vanessa Williams on how they incorporate these elements into their personal and professional lives. Audience members can identify how these spiritual elements are already in their lives and how they can be increased. 

May 6: Praying with Icons
Father Beddingfield will lead a discussion touching on the history of icons and images in worship and Christian tradition and then focusing our discussion on the new Franciscan Crucifix icon which will be blessed in church on May 6.  We will look at some of the other icons and traditions that inspire this icon and explore some ways of praying with icons.

May 13: How St. Francis Started the Italian Renaissance
Simone Crockett (fresh from spending time in Florence) will lead us in an exploration of twelfth and thirteenth-century Christian spirituality and art.  Among her topics will be art by Cimabue, Giotto, Duccio, Massacio, Fra Angelico, and Donatello.

May 20: Pentecost in Art
Father Beddingfield will lead the discussion of ways in which the Holy Spirit has been portrayed in art.

May 27: "Auden, the Psalms, and Me" with J. Chester Johnson
J. Chester Johnson was the poet on the drafting committee for the retranslation of the Psalms, the version now contained in the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. He served in this role from 1971 until the project ended with the final publication of a newly retranslated Psalter. His book, Auden, the Psalms, and Me (2017) is published by Church Publishing.

 

Adult Christian Education

 Theology & Art tour of the Villalpando Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum

Theology & Art tour of the Villalpando Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum

 A Bible Study held in Draesel Hall as a part of our Sunday morning Adult Christian Formation.

A Bible Study held in Draesel Hall as a part of our Sunday morning Adult Christian Formation.