Hope in Dark Places: Knowing and proclaiming Christ Crucified
A day of teaching, reflection and practical workshops as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.
Sponsored by The Philadelphia Theological Institute, The Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Church of the Good Samaritan.
An event for all the clergy and laity of the Diocese as we set aside time at the beginning of Lent to think about the message of the cross in the 21st century and prepare for the preaching, devotional and formational work of Holy Week.
Our keynote speaker will be Fleming Rutledge, author of ‘The Crucifixion: understanding the death of Jesus Christ’. Fleming was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal church in 1975 and a priest in January 1977, making her one of the longest service women priests in the Episcopal church. She is well known in the United States and abroad as a writer, speaker and incisive preacher and teacher of preachers. We are privileged to welcome her to the Diocese and to learn from her long experience in parish ministry and deep life of prayer and study.
There will be two plenary sessions and three workshop tracks – the first, lead by Reverend Rutledge, will look at preaching the cross. A second will look at the spirituality of the cross and the third will look at how we form children through our worship and teaching at Holy week and Easter.