Programs

Programs

Join us at the Basilian Spirituality Center for an upcoming program.


Programs at the Basilian Spirituality Center are made possible in part thanks to financial assistance from the Ukrainian Community Foundation of Philadelphia and Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union.

Mysteries (Sacraments) from an Eastern Perspective

Mysteries (Sacraments) from an Eastern Perspective

January 2019

Format: Bring Your Own Lunch

The third course (12 hours, 2 Saturdays) of “The Mysteries” covers: The Mysteries and the Great Mysteries; Christ the Victor over Death; Christ, the Bread of Life; Christ, Healer of Souls and Bodies; Christ Builds Up the Kingdom; Christ Calls Us to Die in the World.

Participants are asked to bring their catechisms Christ Our Pascha and Inexhaustible Delights: The Holy Mysteries in the Byzantine Churches. In addition some books will be available for purchase.

Basilian Spirituality Center Open House

Basilian Spirituality Center Open House

January 2019

We invite you to enjoy food and conversation while touring the Center and learning about our Spring 2019 Program Schedule.

  • See Holy Trinity Chapel
  • Visit the Gift Shop
  • Tour conference rooms and other event spaces available to rent
  • Learn about all the Center has to offer
Faith Formation during the Great Fast (Lent)

Faith Formation during the Great Fast (Lent)

March 2019

Faith Formation during the Great Fast (Lent)

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith? Are you interested in learning more about the Church’s origins and development?

Join us on Tuesday evenings during the Great Fast (Lent). We will cover topics including the Old and New Testaments, the history of Christianity, theology, and more.

  • Session 1, March 5:  Introduction
  • Session 2, March 12:  Understanding the Old Testament
  • Session 3, March 19:  Understanding the New Testament
  • Session 4, March 26:  The Ancient Church from Pentecost to Constantine
  • Session 5, April 2:  Medieval Catholicism and the Crusades
  • Session 6, April 9:  The Reformation and the Church’s Response
  • Session 7: April 16:  Vatican II through Today

Retreat for Caregivers

March 2019

Everyone will be a caregiver, need a caregiver, or know a caregiver at some point in life. Yet it is a position we seldom prepare for financially, emotionally, or spiritually. This retreat deals with the complexities of caregiving and the challenges involved.

Questions to be addressed include:

  • Where can we find God during illness?
  • How can we grow with God amidst suffering?
  • How can we prepare spiritually to give care?

This retreat will help you approach caregiving with new awareness and sensitivity, direct you towards new resources, and equip you with coping techniques.

Using scriptural models we will explore the deeper spiritual aspects of caregiving, thus gaining valuable insight to strengthen us.