Contemplative Prayer

Looking for a little quiet? Want to ground your activism and justice work? Join us in contemplative prayer Sundays at 7pm.

Holy Communion has a long history of engaging contemplative prayer and spirituality. Often during Lent and Advent, we have explored themes in Contemplative Prayer. (You can hear clergy presentations about the Modern Mystics in a playlist below).

This winter a group is forming at Holy Communion to build a community of spiritual practice. A weekly email will share a link to a video or audio reflection. The group will gather on Zoom for a time of silence and sharing.

Although there are many forms of contemplative prayer, Centering prayer will be the main practice taught and supported.  The group will gather via Zoom on Sundays at 7pm.  The meeting will last approximately one hour and will consist of a short prayer, followed by a period of centering prayer (10 minutes to start, moving eventually to 20 minutes).  This will be followed by either a more extended reading or video (5-10 minutes) on the nuts & bolts practice of centering prayer.  The remaining time will then be opened up for individual sharing.  The meeting will close with an opportunity to share prayer requests.

Past contemplative work:

Mondays with the Modern Mystics Lent 2020

The clergy of Holy Communion led a series on the question: how do we know God? Through prayer, conversation, study, and fellowship we spent time with voices from the past 100 years that have helped (re)define the Christian tradition.

Video of chant from our 2019 Lenten Contemplative series: