Advent Day of Prayer
Sunday, December 6| $50
Have you ever experienced closeness with God while on retreat, but then that dissipates as soon as you return to the demands of real life?
In an ecumenical tradition, this day of prayer and meditation visiting each of the Graymoor chapels culls the teachings from the first five books of the Bible (the Pentateuch, the Torah) and offers daily reflections for each verse in order to put them into practice. The word Torah means “teaching.” The Torah is meant for our instruction. Within these scriptures are contained vital verses of the voice of God.
“Daf Yomi” is Hebrew for “page of the day.” On each page of our accompanying meditation booklet, Torah for Christians, given to each participant, is the word of God, reflections on each scriptural verse, and its application for daily living.
This Advent pilgrimage on the grounds of Graymoor centers us in the preparation season for Christmas. December weather can vary, so please bring warm apparel and rain gear if necessary.
Presenter – Skip Doyle. For a decade at Graymoor, Skip Doyle, in Franciscan fashion, has led nature retreats with a scripture-based spiritual component he has branded as ReCreation weekends combining our lives in the natural world with our spiritual lives. Additionally, he leads prayerful day programs using the scripture-based meditation booklets he has authored: Spiritual Directions and Torah for Christians.
The above retreat costs $50.00 per person. The fee includes all content of our retreat, handouts, activities, and lunch. Plan to arrive on the day of the retreat between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. for registration in the Welcome Center on the 1st floor. Payment in full at the time of registration is required. Keep in mind that the deadline for registration is one week before the retreat and your $50 payment at the time of registration is non-refundable or transferable should you cancel for any reason. The retreat runs from 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.