Friday March 30, 2018
Noon – 2pm
Starts at First United Church – 320 E. Hastings
An ecumenical pilgrimage through one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods; Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Commemorating the places of pain and hope in our community; Featuring reflection, song and prayer.
The Way of the Cross is an ancient form of meditation, using sight and movement. Early Christians used to walk the “Via Dolorosa” of Jesus in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of our Lord.
All that is required to “make the stations” is a prayerful pondering of the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, moving from one scene to the next.
Stations: 12:00 noon
1. Gather at First United Church (Hastings & Gore Sts.)
2. the Listening Post (382 Main St.)
3. process to Community Court and also, Salad Bowl alleyway
4. process to St. James Anglican church
5. process to St. Paul’s RC Church
6. Oppenheimer park near the Totem poles
Le Ciel Foundation and the Center for Sacred Studies have asked people all over the world to connect and meditate together to support the 12 elders united in council (watch video, https://vimeo.com/240053430), and send a clear message in favour of planet Earth and all Indigenous traditions around the globe.
To support the work of these elders, but also to thank planet Earth and Indigenous traditions all over the world, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Community Society is asking you to join us in a global meditation on November 26 2017. Help us make November 26th a meaningful day all around the globe !
2pm – St. Kateri Centre, 887 Keefer St, Vancouver
We will be gently guided into a meditating on a short passage from Genesis. The agenda for the time is as follows.
- Guided intro
- Genesis reading
- 20 minutes silent meditation
- Social time
Please join us as we join our neighbour communities again for joint worship on Dec. 03. We will not be at the Listening Post but rather over at Mosaic Church, 431 Princess Ave.
Weekly Lent activity will be contemplative prayer at Laura’s house starting March 7th – 2 to 4pm
We will read the gospel for the coming Sunday, then sit in contemplative silence for 30 minutes. There will be an opportunity to share after the 30 minutes, followed by coffee/tea and social time.
For location information and to RSVP, please email vikki at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-339-6413
St. James Anglican Church and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Tonantzin Society
“Am I Being Unfair toYou?”
World Day of Prayer 2017 written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of The Philippines
Before the World Wide Web, there was the World Day of Prayer, an international event that has been connecting people in a meaningful way for almost a century. Despite being planned years in advance, World Day of Prayer services have a remarkable record for anticipating major events, like the refugee crisis (France 2013), the Arab Spring (Egypt 2014) and the winding down of the U.S. embargo against Cuba (Cuba 2016).
The secret to this depth and insight is the women who plan and write each World Day of Prayer service. Too often, women have the most intimate experiences of armed conflict, violence, social injustice, and human rights violations. What might Canadians learn from women of the Philippines, a country on the front lines of climate change, foreign mining and resources interests, a regional insurgency and social upheaval due to migration, who wrote the World Day of Prayer 2017? How will we answer the question, “Am I being unfair to you?”
On March 3, 2017, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to learn about, pray, and celebrate in solidarity with the women of The Philippines through the World Day of Prayer. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer 2017.
A local World Day of Prayer service will be held at:
St. James Anglican Church
303 E. Cordova St., Vancouver on
Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 3:00 pm
For more information on the World Day of Prayer services in the Downtown Eastside, please contact:
Rev. Dr. Vikki Marie, email@example.com
Patricia McSherry, firstname.lastname@example.org
In Canada, the World Day of Prayer is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. For World Day of Prayer materials or to learn more about WICC, please visit our website or contact us: Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 Tel: (416) 929-5184; Fax (416) 929-4064; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.wicc.org; www.facebook/WICCanada
The World Day of Prayer has its roots in an ecumenical day of prayer organized by women in Canada and the United States in 1920. This event became the international World Day of Prayer in 1922, and Christians around the world began celebrating this event on the first Friday of March.