Advent Retreat December 4-5, 2009

Living Spiritually in a Chaotic World
Discovering Prayer at the Heart of Daily Life

What:
An Advent Retreat

Who:
With Fr. Christopher (Savage)
monk of New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, New York

Where:
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
2210 S.W. Dolph Court / www.stnicholaspdx.org

When:
Friday, December 4th at 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 5th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Cost:
Suggested donation: $10 (includes Lenten lunch)

We will investigate the chaos that is part of human experience from the very beginning, but which has the possibility of being used creatively in a manner that transforms. A truly contemplative spirituality will have to deal with that, regardless whether one is a monk or a lay person. Biblical themes, patristic wisdom and iconography will be used to explore the topic, with an introduction to formal practices that help provide a practical understanding of unceasing prayer.

fr. christopher