PraXis Session, Brookside Church 2.15.23: The Way of Wisdom

Peace Be With You!We are delighted that a new season of PraXis will open this week right at the doorstep of Great Lent. This year we part of the Integrated Spirituality program at Brookside Community Church. So, if you are new to PraXis, please come at 6:30 pm for an orientation. This week we willContinue reading “PraXis Session, Brookside Church 2.15.23: The Way of Wisdom”

The Holy Spirit: Who art everywhere and fillest all things

“Suddenly, a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2 NIV The Spirit comes like a violent wind, that blows where it wills (John 3:8). But it also dwells in silent pauses that come to us amid the clamor of ourContinue reading “The Holy Spirit: Who art everywhere and fillest all things”

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

DOWNLOAD THE 2022 VERSION OF THE CHALLENGE HERE WORK OUT 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.” [Psalm 104:1] InContinue reading “PraXis Week 8: Transfiguration”

PaXis Week 7: (In)Christ

DOWNLOAD 2022 VERSION OF THE CHALLENGE HERE 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 conditions and internal ones. The self was a porousContinue reading “PaXis Week 7: (In)Christ”