St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church has started a new tradition! St. Stephen’s will offer a Wednesday evening prayer service built upon the Celtic Christian tradition. This quiet and meditative prayer service begins at 7pm and lasts for about half-an-hour. This is an opportunity to find an oasis in the midst of busy lives where you can sit and be still with God. This is open to any person who hungers for rest in the divine and is seeking a deeper connection with God, regardless of their religious background.
The Celtic Evening Prayer Service places an emphasis on silence, meditation, the mysteries of our faith, and creation. Celtic Spirituality draws its inspiration from the earliest manifestation of Christianity as well as the wisdom of pre-Christian Ireland. The meditations of the Celtic Saints are filled with the experiences of God’s presence in creation, the simplicity of living in harmony with creation, and the awareness of the sacredness of all things. In this prayer service, the passion, and the practice of the faith in the early church on these islands, there is a clarity, simplicity and wisdom that speak to many of today’s concerns.