2nd & 3rd Week of Lent Session

Here is the rundown for our last two Lenten PraXis session for the March 16 and 23 held at Brookside UCC in Mendham and St Peter’s Episcopal in Morristown. Participants were asked to bring a blanket to place under the knees. These session involve a lot of kneeling postures. One needs to be aware ofContinue reading “2nd & 3rd Week of Lent Session”

Cornelius presents The Great Fast at the Living Interfaith Sanctuary

[Video of the presentation, and the full interfaith service below. My presentation starts at minute 33. There is also a lovely Ukrainian version of the Jesus Prayer at minute 27.] Hello PraXicisers! Join me online on Saturday, March 5, at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm EST as a speechify about my spiritual journey, Orthodox spirituallyContinue reading “Cornelius presents The Great Fast at the Living Interfaith Sanctuary”

Ash Wednesday and PraXis on 3/2/22

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday for the West and marks the beginning of Great Lent. The ritual harkens back as far as the 9th Century and is popular among both Roman Catholics and increasingly among Protestants. The Catholic Courier states the spreading of ashes on one’s forehead is a ritualized theme found in the HebrewContinue reading “Ash Wednesday and PraXis on 3/2/22”

PraXis returns to Wednesday nights with two in-person locations

Good news for those in the Morristown, NJ area: Jamie and I ware holding PraXis sessions every Wednesday at 6:30 pm EST, from Feb 2nd till the end of July. Sessions will last one hour and include scripture, somatic (sanctified yoga), and silent prayer (Centering Prayer). I am also very excited to announce a newContinue reading “PraXis returns to Wednesday nights with two in-person locations”

PraXis Challenge Week: Bonus Round 2 – The Race is Run

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.2 Timothy 4:7 Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive aContinue reading “PraXis Challenge Week: Bonus Round 2 – The Race is Run”

PraXis Week: Bonus Round 1

Peace be with you! It’s an exciting time here at the PraXis Challenge as we wrap up before the holidays. Here is what is going on this week. Group 2, folks connected with Brookside Church, have two more weeks. Group 1, you are done with the Challenge! Alleliuah-High-Five! This Wednesday, we will meet at BrooksideContinue reading “PraXis Week: Bonus Round 1”

PraXis Week 8: Transfiguration

Zoom links below. Please note have a new link for Thursday sessions. WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Breast Plate of St. Patrick Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty.”Continue reading “PraXis Week 8: Transfiguration”

PaXis Week 7: (In)Christ

[Links to Zoom sessions and details about in-person session below ] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Breast Plate of St. Patrick Introduction Be prepared to make a very short statement about Who (or What) Christ is to you– 5 minutes It is said that ancient people, especially mystics like Paul, did not distinguish between external conditionsContinue reading “PaXis Week 7: (In)Christ”

PraXis Week 6: The “Mind”

[News about our in-person sessions with Zoom below] WORKOUT OF THE PEOPLE Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit Introduction Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what theContinue reading “PraXis Week 6: The “Mind””