We live at a tremendously fast pace in a culture of noise and artificiality. We are continually assaulted by those who tell us how and what we ought to think. Liturgy, more now than at any other time in history, has the urgent task and the precious opportunity of helping us to stop, to be silent, to enter the heart of God, which lies at the centre of our own nature.
Silentium is a new, Ireland based, but, thanks to the internet, global reaching ministry. SIlentium aspires to make a humble yet loving contribution to a growing revival in the practice of silent, contemplative prayer in the Christian church, and the daily lives of all who seek spiritual fulfilment in The Divine by following the way of Christ. While Silentium is primarily an ‘online’ ministry, which finds its home in The Online Meditation Chapel, the hope is that it may also be invited to have an ‘on site’ role in animating contemplative liturgy in parish life in a post covid-19 world.
Other workshops and events will follow as the ministry grows, however, the initial and core Silentium offering, is a simple, weekly Contemplative Sabbath Liturgy which includes a sacred scripture reading, a time of shared reflection, a period of silent meditation (15-20 Minutes), music and prayer. On the 3rd Sunday of each month the liturgy will also include sharing in a Eucharist meal. This gathering takes place in The Wisdom Chapel of The Online Meditation Chapel at 9am Irish Time each Sunday.
If you are drawn to a daily practice of contemplative prayer you are invited to visit Silence@Six which is a welcoming contemplative prayer community that gathers every day at 6pm Irish time in ‘The Wisdom Chapel’
If you would like more information or have questions about Silentium, or wish to register to receive the weekly liturgy please contact John Farrelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register with The Online Meditation Chapel visit www.meditationchapel.org and go to their ‘Getting Started’ page.
To download the weekly liturgy and link to other resources, [click here].