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Worship

Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
(High Altar; Said)
10:00 AM Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist, (Nave Altar)

Healing Service follows each Sunday Eucharist
A “kids corner” and nursery are available

Wednesdays

Evening Prayer 5 – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Prayer 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Thursdays

10 am Holy Eucharist(Lady Chapel)

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News & Events

The Reverend Justin Lanier, Rector of St. Peter’s, Bennington, invited to be a part of the New Contemplative Exchange

Fr. Justin has recently been invited by Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. a founder of Contemplative Outreach, to become a member of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network for contemplative studies and practice.

 

July 23, Sunday

Adult Formation study group will be looking at chapter 8 and possibly chapter 9 of The Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault’s book The Heart of Centering Prayer.  We will gather at around 11:30 am, following coffee hour. Incense to keep the bugs away will be provided by Fr. Justin.

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The Reverend Justin Lanier

Father Justin

Fr. Justin began his contemplative formation in St. Benedict’s Trappist Monastery in Colorado studying under the direction of Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. He holds a Masters of Divinity, from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (the Episcopal Seminary of the West), Berkeley, California and did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware studying Philosophy and minoring in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies with a Language (Japanese). During his formation he also entered monastic training at Tofukuji Rinzai Zen Buddhist Monastery under Keido Fukushima Roshi in Kyoto, Japan for what he sometimes calls “contemplative cross-training”.

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