Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience the Divine’s immanent presence with us. Centering prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and is a practice to nurture that relationship.
Centering Prayer complements and supports other modes of prayer— verbal, mental, or affective prayer - and facilitates resting in the Divine Presence. Centering Prayer offers a way to grow in intimacy with God, moving beyond conversation to communion.
As Thomas Keating emphasizes, the source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love. (source: https://gravitycenter.com/practice/centering-prayer/)
Meets every other Tuesday
O Antiphons is a seven-day prayer that is an ancient Christian ritual in preparation for the coming of the Light of the World ... Jesus. Each evening begins with a contemplative candlelight procession, then moves into the singing of hymns and psalms; the proclamation of scripture; and a reflection on the theme of each sacred evening. Join us in union with the global community, as we wait in holy anticipation.
Free to the community - all are welcome. Come to one or all evenings.
DEC 17: O Sapientia ~ Wisdom
DEC 18: O Adonai ~ Lord and Ruler
DEC 19: O Radix Jesse ~ Root of Jesse
DEC 20: O Clavis David ~ Key of David
DEC 21: O Oriens ~ Dawn of the East
DEC 22: O Rex Gentium ~ King of the Gentiles
DEC 23: O Emmanuel ~ God With Us