A Sad Brightness:
Recovering our Home with God

The great Orthodox theologian, Alexander Schmemann, described the season of Lent as a “sad brightness.” In his book, Great Lent, Schmemann says that the climate of Lent reminds us of the sadness of our exile, the waste we have made of our lives. However, Lent also offers the brightness of God’s presence and forgiveness, the joy of the recovered desire for God and the peace of the recovered home.

Please consider joining us for this five-part Lenten series as we explore the foundations of Christian spirituality as we prepare for the brightness of Easter. Our new rector, the Rev. Bentley Manning, will lead us through the topics of Scripture, Eucharist, Prayer, and Ministry. These will be weekly mid-day programs on Wednesdays throughout Lent, including a light lunch.

These programs began on Wednesday, February 21st and will run through March 21st. They will begin with lunch at noon, with the hour-long program to follow. The fee is $10.00. Sign-up sheets will be available in Jones Hall and outside the church offices, or call 526-2968 to register. All are welcome!

Our full schedule of Lenten programs and services is available here.


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