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“Too Deep for Words”

The apostle Paul understood that there are moments and seasons in the Christian life when prayer seems like an insurmountable feat. In Romans 8:26 he says, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Yet while Episcopalians are “People of the (Prayer) Book,” there are times when the thought of saying the Daily Office is challenging, let alone actually praying through the Offices. I’m sure that people new to the Episcopal/Anglican tradition are sometimes overwhelmed by the Prayer…

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Quiet Morning at Calvary-St. George’s, NYC

On Saturday, March 19th beginning at 9am and ending at noon, Matthew Paul Buccheri will be leading a Quiet Morning entitled, “The Jesus Prayer: Silence and Stillness.” The morning will begin with a brief teaching. We will then do a 30-minute recitation of the Jesus Prayer together. Then there will be about 90 minutes of personal time to keep silence. We’ll then end our time together with another 30-minute recitation of the Jesus Prayer. This is a great opportunity to learn more about and practice a form of Christian spirituality that dovetails nicely with the season of Lent. Bagels and coffee…