LS/SP505 – Anglican Retreat: Reconciliation, End of Life & Funerals
View outline (PDF) Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers
In the context of a residential retreat, participants will enter a discipline of corporate prayer throughout the day, observing the offices, becoming conscious of themselves and others in the context of community and of God. In this more contemplative setting, participants will be invited to examine their experience and theology of death in light of the fact that they will often be dealing with people whose understanding and experience of death may be very different than their own. They will be challenged to reflect on and express what they believe about death, afterlife, salvation, and the role of God. They will explore ways of understanding, caring for and supporting people in the face of their loss so they may be able to give meaningful expression to it in the form of the funeral liturgy.
Prerequisite: LS/SP502a – Anglican Vocation
This retreat will take place at Bethlehem Retreat Centre in Nanaimo, BC