Following the Christian Meditation tradition of contemplative prayer, we gather to sit in silence and stillness for twenty minutes, focusing on a prayer word and repeating it interiorly and faithfully, as we enter the prayer of Jesus Christ. We normally also listen to a recording by teachers in this tradition (eg. John Main, Laurence Freeman), and reflect together briefly on this practice of prayer and our understanding of it. This time together provides an oasis of calm and concentration in a busy life of distraction and rapid mobility.
Until the weather becomes prohibitive in November, we will meet onsite at Faith Lutheran Church (43 Meadowlands Dr West, Ottawa). Please wear a mask while we are in the building together. If you would like to join the weekly group, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Martin Malina (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We welcome participants onsite and online at 10am on Sunday, for worship including Holy Communion. Every in-person service will be live-streamed and accessed via our website www.faithottawa.ca and our YouTube account for a few weeks thereafter.
A joint initiative between Faith Lutheran Church and Julian of Norwich Anglican Church in west-end Ottawa, we pray in the contemplative tradition of Christian Meditation first taught by John Main and current director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, Laurence Freeman. If you would like to join this online group please contact Pastor Martin Malina (email@example.com). If you would like more information about how to pray in this tradition, please visit www.wccm.org and www.wccm-canada.ca.