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Chant as Prayer for Lent
Fri, March 24, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
“Those who sing pray twice.” ~ St. Augustine
Awaken yourself to a new experience of prayer, connecting hopes and emotions through sustained sounds, in this evening of chanting as prayer. Move away from the conscious mind into your heart’s intuitive center, exploring both familiar chants and familiar words from spoken prayers sung in new creative ways. Experience how the motivations of gratitude, sharing concerns, asking for help, calling on the Divine, and expressing our feelings are the same in spoken prayer as well as in chant. The quality of your singing voice doesn’t matter as the heart of this prayer is listening—to ourselves and each other, to the vibrations in our bodies, to the silence, and to the still small voice of God.
Nadine Hathaway is a spiritual companion and graduate of Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC. As a long-term member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Nadine was a former Co-Director of Christian Education and co-chair of the Search and Discernment Committee. She is a graduate of the Education For Ministry (EFM) Program, and has studied at The Guild for Psychological Studies, The Enneagram Institute and the Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault. Nadine holds a Master of Music degree and currently directs the Teen Choir at St. Mark’s.