Simplicity and Essentiality. The Liturgy and the art of catechesis with Children.
This blog continues our reflection on the methods and ideas of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The Eucharistic service in the Book of Common Prayer has a central and meaningful place in the Atrium. The word “liturgy” has it’s roots in secular classical Greek. It meant a “public work” that was undertaken on behalf of […]
Christian Formation for Children
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the Christian formation program that is used at St. John’s for our children ages 3-12. It follows the educational principles of Maria Montessori. The children gather in an “atrium”, which is a special room prepared for them, which has beautiful handmade materials and items to teach our faith. This […]
The Holy Eucharist – Part One
The principle means of Sunday morning worship worship at St. John’s is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. From the earliest days of Christianity “the chief act of Christian worship on the Lord’s Day” (BCP, p. 13) has been eucharistic worship. Gregory Dix (1901-1952), an English monk and priest of Nashdom Abbey which is an […]