Society of Saint John the Evangelist
An invitation from Br. James Koester
As monks, we gather in our Chapel up to five times a day, six days each week, for worship. The worship of God is central to our life, just as our Chapel is central to our monastic buildings. When we began our collaboration with Lifelong Learning at the Virginia Theological Seminary, we knew that we wanted to share with others how the experience of daily worship has shaped and informed our faith and practice. The rich signs and symbols of Christianity carry deep meaning for all of us and speak to us day by day.
“Signs of Life” takes up the central symbols of Christian worship, explores the layers of meaning they carry, and helps us enter more fully into their truth. We learn to live what we pray, and to pray what we live. I hope you will join us for this series, which comes from the heart of our lives as monks, and from the heart of our shared Christian tradition.
Worship engages our deepest human needs and has the power to transform our lives. Join the Brothers of SSJE in exploring the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship.
This free 5-week offering encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.