Events and Program

HOLY WEEK

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Update for the week of April 5 to 11


"God Himself, whom I serve with all the power of my spirit in the proclamation of His Son, is my witness that I bear you in my thoughts without ceasing and include you in my prayers at all times."

Romans 1:9


Dear Members and Friends,


I continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers at the altar of our community and at the altar of my heart. I invite you to join me from your own home and your own inner altar to pray together with me.  We are entering the holiest of all the weeks of the year.  We are entering at a time when we as humanity had never before experienced - a time to be sheltered.  This seems different from what happened on that first Palm Sunday when people are together, with palm branches in their hands crying out, "Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" Simultaneously, however, there are very powerful inward gestures within this week, inward direction. Christ enters Jerusalem.  As we follow His footsteps, we see that he becomes more and more silent.  He goes further and further in, inward, into, inside all the way into the earth through His offering His life, His body and His blood to the earth and to all of humanity.


As we continue to pray together from wherever we are, let us reflect and share with each other what may be revealed to each one of us on this inward journey into the city, into the temple, into the house, into the upper room, into the garden, to the death on the cross, into the grave of the earth and into the heart of each human soul through his triumphant victory over death.

How can we walk together through this Arch week, this Holy week? How can we experience walking with Him?

Christ walks every step of the way with the Father.  He continues to pray.  In the hardest moments, He turns to the Father and prays. 

We can continue to pray with Him. 


In our own home, we can continue to light a candle, sing a song of prayer, think of each other and of those who have crossed the threshold, Read the Gospel reading (see the list below), share our questions with each other, read the Creed,

and pray with the Lord the Lord's Prayer.


Suggested Gospel Readings for Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 5 - Entry into Jerusalem, Matthew 21:1-11. Please click here to find it.

Monday, April 6 - Matthew 21:23-27

Tuesday, April 7 - Matthew 22:15-22

Wednesday, April 8 - Mark 14, 3-9

Thursday, April 9 - Luke 23:13-32

Good Friday, April 10 - John 19:1-15

Holy Saturday, April 11 - John 19:16-42

Easter Sunday, April 12 - Mark 16:1-18


Also, every day, we can walk together through the events of this Holy Week by reading from Rev. Lic. Emil Bock book, "The Three Years".  Here is an excerpt that can accompany us throughout the Holy Week from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday.


With warm thoughts,

Nora


In case of an emergency, please call Rev. Minassian at 240-381-8557.


Looking Ahead - 
Save the Dates!


The following event dates may change due to CDC guidelines:

Sunday, May 3 - Confirmation Sacrament - The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Washington DC congregation for Zora Marrapodi with DC confirmands. All 7th grade confirmands are welcome to attend.   Please contact Samuel Parker for more details - 610-653-9192

Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration with a Homily - at Rose Hall 136 Camphill Drive in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills.

Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man. 10:30-2:30 p.m. - House and Garden Day. Come and help if you can. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by noon Thursday, 240-381-8557

Rationalism - 5th Outlook - Sunday, May 17, monthly contemplation after the service and a light potluck 

Ascension Day - Thursday, May 21, 9 a.m. - Celebrating The Act of Consecration in Devon (Not in Rose Hall, CVKH) followed by Ascension contemplation. 

Saturday, May 23, 9 a.m. Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man in German


Regional News

Latest Seminary Newsletter
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ASK(Ask, Seek, Knock) 2020 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-28

Regional Newsletter 
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Regional updates on Facebook - Click here for The Christian Community of North America on Facebook.

Sermons when you need them - Find past homilies by Rev. Cindy Hindes at her blog.


International News
For the latest international newsletter, please click here.

International Michaelmas Conference in Dortmund, Germany Oct. 7-11, 2022 in celebration of The Christian Community centennial. Save the Dates!
100 Years The Christian Community in 2022
Please see the details of the 3-years planning process on our homepage and click on Michaelmas Newsletter 2019 for the current initiative:

Priest Consultation Hours
For conversation or the Sacrament of Consultation, please contact Rev. Nora Minassian: 240-381-8557, noraminassian@me.com

Sunday Services
Devon Chapel 
212 Old Lancaster Rd. Devon, PA 19333

CHILDREN
9:15 am - Children's Program
10:00 am - Children's Service

ADULTS

10:30 am -The Act of Consecration of Man, year round 

Wednesday Services 
Devon Chapel, 212 Old Lancaster Rd., Devon, PA
9:00 am - The Act of Consecration of Man, followed by contemplation. 


Affiliate Community -Kimberton Village Camphill Services
Celebrating The Act of Consecration of Man on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Rose Hall at 9:00 am. 


Community Events & Study Groups 
 
Rev. Nora Minassian's Office Hours at CVKH 
3-5 pm on Mondays at Caspar Hauser Ctr., 125 Camphill Drive, next to Serena House, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills. Please call to let her know you are coming. 240-38one-855seven. 

Confirmation Classes 
for 7th and 8th graders
Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm. Contact Rev. Minassian for details. 

Youth Group
For 14-19 year olds. Contact Samuel Parker at 610-653-nine19two for more details.

Apocalypse Lecture Cycle Study Group
Wednesday evenings 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Blue Room, Rose Hall, CVKH. 

Prayer and Care Circle
Monthly at 7-8:30 p.m. in the Blue Room, Rose Hall, CVKH. If you would like the circle to pray for you, or if you are interested in being part of the circle, please let Rev. Minassian know. 

Festivals Study 
Monthly at 6:30 p.m. monthly at the Blue Room, Rose Hall, CVKH. 

Staying Connected

Reading for those who have died. Meeting in the Blue Rm. in Rose Hall, the last Sat. of the month, 7-7:45 am. 

Threshold Group 

First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Kerry Lee.



Contact the Priest
240-381-8557