First thing in the morning we will dance and sing a song of joy ... especially for our ARK children and those young at heart.
Morning prayer is intended and arranged to sanctify the morning. St. Basil the Great gives an excellent description of this character in these words: "It is said in the morning in order that the first stirrings of our mind and will may be consecrated to God and that we may take nothing in hand until we have been gladdened by the thought of God, as it is written: 'I was mindful of God and was glad' (Ps 77:4)."
This morning we join 4 of our cradle Maltfriscans, Kasia, Sophie, Charlotte and Ben, who are coming to us live in conversation in a 'Loose Women + Ben' style.
Join them to hear about the different work and projects they have been involved in ranging from support and awareness for mental health to accompanying those seeking asylum and how they have experienced the ‘God who speaks in the margins’.
Interact with the conversation asking questions in the chat box below to maybe even get a shout out or question answered.
Lectio Divina is a Latin term which means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. The Word of God is alive and active and will transform each of us if we open ourselves to receive what God wants to give us.
Especially for those who are working and would like to connect with the community briefly during a lunch break. Pop on and join us for as long as you like or are able.
A social drop-in with no agenda to touch base and have a catch-up.
At 2pm a group will split off for discussions on the morning's input (please join before 2 to be part of this group discussion).
Workshop 1 LIVE Meditation - With Jean Washbourne
An invitation to meet with Jesus, by the Sea of Galilee.
Workshop 2 LIVE Walk feedback & reflection - With the Colemans
A chance to gather together and reflect on the walks we have been on this week in response to Monday's Virtual Walk workshop.
Workshop 3 Song Writing - With Ania F
A songwriting tutorial, getting lyrical ideas from scripture, with tips from different Friscans on how to get started.
Our week will end on Friday with a final liturgy together. Come along and join Jane Porter and Matt Janvier if you would like to help plan or be part of our final liturgy celebration.
Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfils Jesus' command to "pray always" (Luke 18:1; see also 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.
All welcome to join our celebration of Mass with Mgr Mark Crisp.
In this Mass there is an opportunity for new & old Friscans to commit to the Maltfriscan Rule for the year ahead.
Please open the chat box to access the words to the songs.
Following straight on from our celebration of Mass there will be an opportunity to chill and socialise with our quiz masters for our final evening together ... who knows this may even carry on after night prayer in good Friscan style!
Night prayer is the last prayer of the day, said before we head to bed. The Psalms that are chosen for Night Prayer are full of confidence in the Lord. As children of the promise we gather in that confidence and end our day together.
* These zooms will be recorded and available for those unable to attend 2 hours after the LIVE session. Please ensure your camera is switched off in these sessions if you do not wish to be recorded.