You are invited to come along the journey.
The Way is for you if …
- You would like to explore what it means to follow Christ
- You would like to explore and know more about the Episcopal Church
- You are new to the Cathedral, and desire baptism or would like to grow in faith
- You have been around Church for a long time, and would like to renew your journey of faith
Community and sharing is at the center of The Way. Each evening begins with a simple meal and table conversation. This is followed by a learning, small group Bible study and discussion. Links are made between daily life and work and the worship and practice of the church. Emphasis is given to understanding what it means to live into one’s baptismal promises. Sessions conclude with quiet reflection and prayer.
The Way takes its name from the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament where the followers of Christ are referred to as people “belonging to the Way.” The Way is a process for faith formation, or catechumenate, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Persons participating in The Way may prepare for baptism or affirmation of faith at the Great Vigil of Easter.
Interested? Contact the Dean’s office: 816-474-8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning the Way
The Way Michaelmas* Sessions
Wednesday Evenings, 6-8 PM
6:00 PM Supper & Table Conversation
6:30 PM Teaching
7:00 PM Bible Sharing in Small Groups
7:55 PM Gathering for Sending Prayer
|1.||October 5||The Way What is drawing you to The Way?
Bible Passage: Luke 17:5-10
|2.||October 12||Christian, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopalian Explain . . .
Bible Passage: 17:11-19
|People of the Book The Bible and the Book of Common Prayer
Bible Passage: Luke 18:1-8
|4.||October 26||One in Baptism What does this mean?
Bible Passage: Luke 18:9-14
|5.||November 2||All Saints’ Who are the saints, God’s holy people?
Bible Passage: Luke 19:1-10
|6.||November 9||People of the Table What does this mean?
Bible Passage: Luke 6:20-31
|7.||November 16||Day, Months, Years How do we manage our time, God’s time?
Bible Passage: Luke 21:5-19
No Way Session
|All are encouraged to attend
Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist, 7 PM
An Advent Evening
|A Stop Along the Way Quiet before Christmas
Bible Passage: Matthew 24:36-44
*Michaelmas is another name for the of St. Michael & All Angels, Sept. 29, and often is used by Anglicans to designate Fall terms.
The Way is in recess until Wednesday, January 4.
The Way Epiphany Sessions Discerning the Faith Journey
January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22
A Rite of Welcome for all those in The Way takes place on Sunday, January 15.
Prior to Ash Wednesday, March 1, and the beginning of Lent, those desiring baptism, confirmation, to reaffirm their baptism, or be received into the Episcopal Church (Catechumens) indicate their intention to do so.
Baptism takes place at the Easter Eve Vigil, April 15. Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception take place at a diocesan-wide service held during the Easter Season.
The Way Lenten Sessions Preparing for Initiation
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
March 1, Ash Wednesday- We meet for a simple meal prior to attending the liturgy at 7:00 PM.
During Lent, Contemplative Eucharist is celebrated at 5:30 PM in the Cathedral Nave.
On the First Sunday in Lent, March 5, those desiring baptism, to affirm their baptism, or be received into the Episcopal Church are enrolled as Catechumens.
Catechumens are given the Apostles’ Creed, the Third Sunday in Lent, March 19 and Lord’s Prayer on the Firth Sunday in Lent, April 2.
At Easter, participants in The Way join in keeping the Great Three Days, called the Triduum, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, April 13, 14, & 15.
The Way Easter Sessions Living “Mystagogia”
May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
The meaning of the Sacraments, living as a baptizing community in Christ, and discerning spiritual gifts provide the focus for the Easter sessions.
The Way concludes on the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, June 4.
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