The Easter Triduum: No Greater Love!
Through the richness of the rituals and symbols of the Triduum liturgies, by means of the art of story-telling and reflection, we will experience the manner in which Jesus fulfilled his instruction to us—”love one another as I have loved you.” During the Triduum retreat, we will ponder the paschal mysteries of Jesus’ passion, suffering, death and resurrection through the eyes of no greater love. We will consider several interior movements—beginning with the active, intentional “letting go” in our life, to moving on to the deeper call that summons us to a willing surrender “thy will be done,” while yielding to sharing in Jesus’ resurrected life.
The Holy Week retreat will take place in an atmosphere of prayer and silence. This year’s contemplatively oriented retreat will be led by Fr. Phil Cover and Rev. Cynthia Maybeck.
This special period of prayer, liturgy and presentations will lead us from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. Retreat in the quiet of our overnight accommodations. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, labyrinth and peace garden at our Center as you journey through these final days of Lent. Check-in begin at 3pm and the retreat will begin with an orientation session at 5pm. This is a silent retreat.
Fr. Phil Cover has been a retreat leader and spiritual director at the Center for many years. His spiritual roots are in the Christian contemplative tradition, and he currently serves as part of the adjunct staff at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is co-author of Journey with Purpose, The Inner Work of Lent, and The Seventh Trumpet.
Rev. Cindy Maybeck ministers through scripture telling and storytelling. She has 23 years of experience as a local church pastor. Her gifts of preaching and teaching provide inspiration and enlightenment. She has basic certification in the Academy of Biblical Storytelling from the Network of Biblical Storytellers. An ecumenical minister, Rev. Maybeck has standing in three denominations, including American Baptist Churches, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is respected and admired as a spiritual storyteller by her storytelling colleagues. Rev. Maybeck is also a member of the League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers.