Archive for December 2nd, 2018

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12.2.18 … veriditas – “the greening power of life” …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2018 Advent Labyrinth Walks, St. John’s Episcopal Church – Charlotte NC:

Today my Advent labyrinth event was not a walk but attendance at a lecture by Toni Robinson introducing her parish to labyrinths. It was nice to hear the history and hear her anecdotal story of labyrinths.

Here is the bulletin about the event:

This Sunday Adult Formation: “Advent Journey of the Labyrinth” with Toni Robinson. ‪10:15-11:00am‬, Parish Hall. We will have an indoor labyrinth during the first week of Advent this year. Come learn about the role of labyrinths in our Christian tradition and how they can help you during this season of anticipation of the birth of Christ. Toni Robinson is a member of VIA (the Veriditas International Association of Professionally Trained Labyrinth Facilitators). Founded in 1995 in San Francisco by Episcopal priest Lauren Artress, Veriditas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring personal and community transformation through the labyrinth experience. The name originated with Hildegard of Bingen and means “the greening power of life.” Drawing upon her personal time on the path, Toni will share an overview of the labyrinth as a user friendly contemplative tool (from definition and essential vocabulary to a brief history, and most importantly, tips for walking).

And labyrinth is the theme for Advent at her church.

I handled a beautiful wooden finger labyrinth.

Toni has arranged for a Chartres canvas labyrinth to be set up in the Parish Hall, December 4 – 10.

Anyone want to join me?

12.2.18

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Dec
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12.2.18 … Advent Worship: There is indeed hope! …

During the month, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite Christmas traditions in random order. I’d love to hear of yours too!

Christmas Tradition #2: Attend Advent Worship.

I’ve been a classic C&E Christian since my children have flown the coop, but in my current state, I make an effort to be a A&L Christian. So today, I made it down to my church for the First Sunday of Advent. The music was excellent, the children’s time was a nice reminder of the purpose and meaning of Advent and Pendleton B. Peery’s sermon was just what I needed. There is indeed hope!

Do you have a tradition at your house you would like to share?

12.2.18




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