Spiritual Formation Sundays
Clearly, the goal of the Christian life is to share in the divine nature, so that we, by nature, become more divine, more like Christ. Spiritual formation has as its goal the cultivation of the divine nature in the human person through intentional acts. These include: reading scripture using different strategies (Like the Lectio Divina) and reading other holy and edifying books, faithful attendance at church, regular participation in the sacraments - notably Holy Eucharist and Confession (penance), prayer, fastings, simplicity, solitude and contemplation, spiritual direction, obedience and other historic works. Spiritual formation is an intentional process of forming Christ-likeness in the human personality, in the human spirit, so that from us flows the sweet fragrance of God.
Beginning Sunday Nov. 2nd we will be offering classes in Spiritual Formation. The goal of these Classes is to cultivate a living, personal relationship with Christ through prayer and bible reading. They will be held each Sunday after the coffee time after the 10:00am service and and will run approximately 40 minutes. We are encouraging everyone to participate in these classes to deepen their relationship with Christ and everyone can join in. Each class will be a unit and so it will be easy to jump in if you just begin attending the church. Classes are taught by Bp. Florenza, Fr. Mirabile and ArchDeacon Bellmore.