People look East

Saturday 26 November 2022
10am to 4pm at Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

People look East and sing to-day.
Love the Guest is on His way

This Quiet Day explores themes for Advent from the writings of the Greek Fathers:

1: Perfect Longing – the longing love which inspires us to sing, ‘Come, thou long-expected Jesus’, as we yearn for the arrival of the Saviour.

2: Inner Watchfulness – the spiritual attentiveness which drives us to sing, ‘Hark a herald voice is calling’, as we open our ears and mouths to welcome the King.

3: Stillness of Heart – the tranquillity of soul which leads us to sing, ‘Creator of the Stars of Night’, as we greet the coming of the Prince of Peace.

Sunset over waterDr Jim Wellington a former Anglican priest and now part of the Orthodox Church is an experienced retreat leader in over 45 years of priestly ministry. All have related to different aspects of contemplative prayer and spirituality, drawing on the teaching of the Early Church Fathers and the traditions of Eastern Christianity. He has written three devotional books: Praying the Psalms with Jesus (Grove Books, 2014), Beguiled by Jesus (Grove Books, 2017), and Journeying with the Jesus Prayer (Fairacres, 2020).

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