"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."
- The Acts of the Apostles (Sacred Scripture)
Trinity offers a variety of spiritual resources that nourish the faithful, welcome the seeker, and facilitate a deeper relationship with God and each other. Take a few moments to browse through our resources and feel free to reach out to our priest, Fr. Jon, if you need more information.
Contemplative Prayer Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM
Our lives are full of activity, noise, and 24-hour accessibility. On Wednesdays we step out of that culture and into a sacred space to listen and remind ourselves of whose we are. We are a community of people seeking a time of silence, openness and attentiveness in order to hear God’s love for us. To know and experience that presence makes it possible to go into the world “to do the work you have given us to do”: working for justice, welcoming the stranger, loving our enemies, listening deeply, being kind. Richard Rohr reminds us there is “… the inherent connection between action and contemplation, the dialogue between the outer journey and the inner journey. Contemplation is the connection to the Source of Love that allows grounded activists to stay engaged for the long haul without burning out. Moses shows us that this marriage of action and contemplation is essential and possible.”
Find contemplative prayer on our Facebook page at 5:30 PM on Wednesday. Click on the PDF icon for more Contemplative Prayer resources.
The Roots of Christian Mysticism Course
Starts September 2020
This course is for those who would like to discover the inner depths of the Christian tradition and its mystical dimension. By focusing on key mystics, this course introduces you to the rich stream of Christian mysticism and how it takes shape in different times. It spans 2000 years and is a journey in time. The First Term covers the period from Jesus to St Bernard of Clairvaux in the 11th century.
The entire course is divided into 3 terms and each term consists of 8 Lessons. It is self-paced but each lesson will probably require 2.5 hours of your time to reflect on the material and listen to the audio visual links. However, if you resonant strongly with a particular mystic you may find yourself spending much more time and researching more deeply. Once you have registered on the course you can access the material for an unlimited period of time so that you can truly study at your own pace.
Each lesson focuses on a mystic, and we learn about the times they lived in, their life witness and their spirituality. Each lesson also has extracts from their writings and inspirations to help us in our spiritual practice. There is also a bibliography, audio and visual recordings to allow you to explore further. This course is not just an intellectual exercise but a journey from the mind to the heart – a spiritual journey of discovery.
The cost of this course is $50.00, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. The course begins in September.
Compline (Night Prayer)
Every Day @ 9 PM
Join Deacon Harry every night at 9 PM for Compline Prayer and end your day, with prayers for peace, comfort, and calm. You can find Compline every night at 9 PM on Trinity's Facebook page.
"Keep watch dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, sheild the joyous; and all for your love's sake. AMEN"
Daily Prayer on Soundcloud
Creating a Personal Rule of Life
Group starts September 2020
Over the past few months, our lives have been upended and our schedules re-oriented. For some of us, this has opened up our schedules, for others, it’s overwhelmed them. Either way, this is a good time to take stock, set priorities, and create a regular Rule of Life to guide our spiritual lives.
Keeping a Rule of Life is a Christian practice rooted in the monastic tradition, but you don’t have to be a monk or nun to create a rule. Rules are simply a set of intentional practices that structure our lives, organize our time, and temporalize our values.
During this four week group, participants will meet weekly via Zoom to learn about how to create a Rule of Life and then construct one for themselves. Part of this process will include determining how to stay accountable to the Rule.
Children's Sunday School (Virtual)
When we aren't experiencing a pandemic, children are invited to experience Godly Play every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM (during our principle service). Godly Play is a Montessori based curriculum that encourages children to interact with the stories of the bible creatively and imaginatively. Trinity believes that Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.
Trinity has suspended most in-person meetings, including Godly Play, but Trinity is offering at-home Sunday school resources for all interested parishioners. Parents who register their children for Sunday school will receive electronic resources that can be printed out and used for their children's religious education as well as online tools and resources.
To sign your child up for virtual Sunday School, please click on the link below.
Tuesday Night Bible Study @ 7 PM via Zoom
On Tuesday evenings at 7 PM, you are invited to a virtual bible study that moves through entire books of the bible one chapter at a time. During these studies, we will pay attention to the historical, narrative, and political details of the text and always ask the question, “What is God speaking to us today through this ancient text?”
Bible studies begin on September the 8th and are conducted via zoom. You don't need to register or commit to a certain number of nights. Just drop in whenever you like using the zoom link below.
Jesus and Empire with The Deaconess Anne House
Each year, members of the Deaconess Anne House take a class called Jesus and Empire. This class highlights the political dimensions of Jesus’ kingdom mission and de-bunks the myth that Christianity is concerned only with the salvation of souls for the after-life. The class also serves as an introduction to community organizing techniques as well as Christian Socialist political theory.
This year, Trinity parishioners are invited to join the class. via Zoom. If you are interested, click below.