Preparations are well underway for two great opportunities to hear Dr Alexander Shaia here in Wellington - don't miss out!
Friday Evening June 27, 7.30pm at the Conference Room, St Andrew's on the Terrace
The Fourfold Journey of All in Christ
Our early Christian ancestors assumed a Jewish metaphor for the journey that each of us makes with God and Spirit.
They understood the journey as on-going, cyclical and sequential, moving across four paths like the wheel of nature across the seasons. Their knowledge of the journey's four paths was the source of our great Christian spiritual practices. And among their most inspired action was the choice of the four gospels as The Fourfold Way (practices) of Jesus. In this lens, we will see the gospel of Matthew as the text of how we face change; Mark as how we move through suffering; John as how we receive joy and know union; and Luke as how we mature in service.
To tend the sacred fire of love in action, we absolutely require a map. Yet having the map is but the first step. Then we must walk. All are invited to explore this ancient fourfold map and its practice. Welcome!
Cost $10.00 - Enquiries to Andrew Pritchard: firstname.lastname@example.org (04)9046764
Saturday June 28, 10.00am - 4.00pm, St Theresa's Parish Hall, Plimmerton (Parking in James St)
Four Critical Questions and Practices for the Journey
A Professional Development Day for Spiritual Directors (and others in related ministry)
BYO Lunch, AM & PM tea provided
For Internet banking: Account Name: Spiritual Growth Ministries Account Number: 12-3142-0156477-00
Please use ‘Shaia’ and your surname as the reference so we can identify your payment.
Registrations to: Andrew Pritchard: email@example.com (04)9046764
The Fourfold Journey of All in Christ
Many in Wellington have met Alexander over the past two years and appreciated his refreshing teaching about the Gospels. This is an opportunity to be with Alexander while he is still in New Zealand writing, before he returns to the USA.
Date: Friday June 27 - 7.30pm
Venue: Conference Room, St Andrew’s on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
Enquiries: to Andrew Pritchard: (04)904 6764
The Midway Suspension Bridge
A previous post has advertised a number of opportunities for you to meet with and listen to Dr Alexander Shaia while he is Wellington. Another opportunity has arisen.
Alexander will be walking in the Rimutaka Forest Park on Sat. 16th March leaving the Catchpool Valley Carpark, south from Wainuiomata, at 10:30am with whomever would like to join him. Bring your lunch which we will enjoy together at the Orongorongo river. We plan to be back at the carpark around 3pm.
No need to register - just turn up....
Ring Terry (0276001927) if you have any concerns about the weather.
Imagery from Dr Shaia's New Release,
72 Hours of Easter for All Creation"
International Spiritual Director, Writer and Retreat Leader, Dr Alexander Shaia will be in Wellington very shortly to participate in the Eastern Suburbs Week of Guided Prayer which will begin and end with services in St George's Anglican Church, Seatoun.
In addition to praying and guiding participants during the Week of Prayer, Alexander will participate in and speak at the following gatherings which are open to the public:
"Praying Anew: 72 Hours (of Easter) for All Creation is a fresh expression of Easter, its spirituality and celebration. The prose and poetry speak of today and tomorrow but the strokes are brushed with antiquity, textured with the sensual earth, move to the rhythm of star and cosmos and infused with our dream to be one. The core structure comes from 3rd to 5th century Christian tradition, yet the prayer of that era does not serve as an exacting blueprint but rather invitation to explore contemporary need and mystery. What may be the only true innovation in this Easter are prayers set in unitive thought. These texts are an effort to lessen the last few centuries’ dualistic expression of self, cosmos and God. It is also hoped that the prayer style here might inspire poets and composers to craft chant and prayer anew in the language of diverse union ..."
During the latter part of 2012, Dr Shaia was a pilgrim on the Camino Pilgrimage trail in Spain.
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