An invitation to participate in our first on line Gathering retrospectively
Easter Sunday 2021 we were blessed to share in our first Contemplative Fire online Gathering. Our Founder Philip Roderick, Charlotte Wright and Ali Dorey worked together to craft our Gathering, which included sharing bread and wine together across the ether, following the profound and ancient Way of Jesus. This, for us, is deeply real. The Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition has twin ingredients in its understanding of God. Both the Essence of God – (unknowable essence) and the Energy of God (the experience of God’s love manifest in the world). Through the medium of Zoom, we are now dancing with this tradition and thought as we share together across the millennia and miles.
Those that were able to attend the event live very much valued the experience, and we share the link to the recording here if you would like to join us as we celebrate…
Please find below the poem ‘Christ’s Body’ by Symeon the New Theologian. You might find it helpful to print this to have as a reference and to read it before the Gathering to familiarise yourself with it.
We encourage everyone to collect items, images and objects to arrange near your computer to a create a sacred space and make ‘an icon of the home’.
Have some paper and writing materials ready to use when invited during the Gathering.
You are invited to bring some bread or similar food that can be broken, to break as the priest breaks the Communion bread, and some wine or other drink to pour in conjunction with the priest.