Tue Mar 27, 2018 - Mon Apr 2, 2018
From March 27 to April 1, 2018, Bethlehem Centre will host an innovative and creative celebration of Holy Week. It will be preceded by three days of talks and discussions on many of the issues confronting religious spiritual people today who are seeking a relevant and enlarged story in contemporary society.
Our facilitator will be Reverend Diarmuid O’Murchu, author of Quantum Theology and his latest book, Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold. Holy Week observances will include on Holy Thursday an inclusive meal, featuring bread from many countries. Weather permitting, the Good Friday Observance will be held outdoors near the stations situated around the property. People will address the problems, poverty, and suffering of the global community and we will conclude in the evening with a Taize Vigil around the cross.
Holy Saturday will be a day of reflection and meditation with evening ceremonies followed by a Sunday Eucharist and brunch. The Holy Week programs are intended to be ecumenical and inclusive and welcoming to people from all religions, spiritual paths, in an open and embracing manner.
Full Week Program Residential Tuition – $850. Includes tuition, accommodation, meals, and snacks for 5 nights.
Full Week Program Commuter Tuition – $385. Includes tuition, plus three dinners, and three lunches and snacks.
Weekend Only Program Residential – $610. Includes tuition, accommodation, meals, and snacks for 3 nights.
Weekend Only Commuter – $345. Includes tuition, plus meals, and snacks.
The community is invited to all services including: Holy Thursday (with dinner), Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Donations are appreciated for these services to defray our costs. Thursday will include a full meal so we ask that you consider a minimum donation of $20 per person.
If you are only attending the Triduum (Thurs night through until Sunday morning), you are also welcome to attend the input sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday but will need to register in advance. We hope that you will join us at Bethlehem Centre located in beautiful Westwood Lake’s mountainside woodlands for an interesting and enlightening experience.
Bookings are closed for this event.