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.

Icon Writing Workshop

Icon Writing Workshop

September 2018

Icons are about prayer from start to finish – and beyond. During the workshop students will pray an icon similar to the one on the right into existence through a very disciplined process which is ancient and yet accessible. No prior experience is required and one need not have any drawing ability to write an icon. Peter Pearson has taught hundreds, perhaps thousands of folks over the past 25 years and is skilled in calling forth the best in his students. One needs only to be open, willing, and teachable. The students will work in acrylic paint and all supplies for the icon workshop will be provided and included in the workshop fee.

Manuscript Illumination 1 Program

Manuscript Illumination 1 Program

October 2018

The beginners class of Manuscript Illumination will offer an appreciation of the work of monks and wandering medieval artists of the 10th to 14th century. No previous experience is necessary. This class will train the students to use gouache paint for the following forms: leaves, turning leaves, diaper pattern, decoration of leading letters, turning ribbons and the use of an embosser to decorate gold backgrounds. A final project, ready for framing, will be completed. The instructor will supply all of the materials needed.

 

Emerging Spirituality in a Chaotic World

Emerging Spirituality in a Chaotic World

November 2018

The universe we live in is dynamic, creative, and beautiful. Steeping ourselves in its dynamism, sensing its evolutionary direction, and sinking into its beauty, we come to know a divine immanent presence alive and active in the universe as well as a divine transcendent presence drawing us ever into the future. In our time together, we will consider what the universe reveals about our creator God and how we can become continually more conscious of our part in its ongoing evolution.

Catechist Formation Series Program

Catechist Formation Series Program

November 2018

The third course (12 hours -2 Saturdays) “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 (some books will be available for purchase).

Art of the New Covenant: Charcoal Art Retreat

Art of the New Covenant: Charcoal Art Retreat

November 2018

In this Charcoal Art retreat, participants will learn how to create “personal art” that has rich layers of meaning by using a hands-on application of a unique art technique. They will be taught how to use a non-directive method of interpreting the image that emerges on paper in a way that accesses the spiritual world and ultimately deepens their relationship with God

SPECIAL INVITATION TO GALLERY EVENT
On Friday, November 30, from 6:00-8:30pm, Dr. Pace will host a free event at her gallery in Northeast Philadelphia (Assumption Peace House). The evening will include a video, a discussion about her art images, and introduction to the imaginative prayer technique she describes in her book. Space for the Gallery event is limited to 13 people

However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis

However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis

December 2018

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has published a book reflecting on the LCWR’s experience with the six-year investigation by the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith (2009-2015). However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis will be the focus of a presentation by Carol Zinn, SSJ, one of the authors of the book. Carol will share her insights on what the conference members learned about conflict and working through crisis situations.