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Thursday, September 08, 2016


2016 09 08

Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:23-26 (NKJV)
      Lord Jesus, I long for that resurrection day.

And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, "The Teacher has come and is calling for you." John 11:28 (NKJV)
      Jesus, come and visit my home.

So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Acts 15:8-9 (NKJV)
      Jesus, help me accept all to whom you have given your Holy Spirit.

Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they." Acts 15:10-11 (NKJV)
      Holy Spirit, help me trust in your work among new believers and not put you to the test.

If my step has turned from the way, or my heart walked after my eyes, or if any spot adheres to my hands, Job 31:7 (NKJV)
      Lord, let my heart and my eyes walk in your way.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips. Psalm 16:4 (NKJV)
      LORD, help me honor those who fear you and keep my word even though it is costly.

Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to each one according to his work. Psalm 62:12 (NKJV)
      Lord, judge me with our mercy as you look at my works.

A word received: Pray for righteousness and MY justice in the land.

Albany Intercessor

Notes from the front line:

Hello Dear Friends,
We are getting closer to the Walk Through the Door to Holiness Conference – it is less that an one month from now!
Attached to this email is the conference schedule with some short introductory notes about some of the plenaries, just to whet your appetite.

We are so looking forward to this and are finding it hard to wait with patience – but we shall!
Contact me with any questions, either by email or phone.

Faithfully yours,

Maggie Hasslacher
Director of Marketing and Development
Episcopal Diocese of Albany
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
580 Burton Rd. Greenwich, NY 12834
518.692.9550 ext 511

Walk through the Door to Holiness Conference Schedule
Monday, October 3 2:00PM Guest Registration Open at the Welcome Center
5:00 Evensong (all services and plenaries in Chapel of St. Michael and all Angels, unless noted otherwise) 6:00 Dinner (all conference meals at the Welcome Center)
7:00 Welcome & Introductions at Chapel of St. Michael and all Angels
8:15 Break and preparation time for Compline
8:30 Taizé Compline Compline is traditionally the last prayer service of a monastic day with themes of praying for God’s protection during the night and resting in His care. The simple melodies of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France have become a much loved aid to contemplative prayer of quiet.
9:00 Refreshments in Great Hall & adjourn at leisure

Tuesday, October 4 7:00 AM Breakfast at the Welcome Center
8:15 Morning Prayer
9:15 Second Plenary: Lord Carey THE PURPOSE OF HOLINESS – HEALTH AND HEART 10:00 Break
10:15 Third Plenary: Fr. Chad Hatfield Marriage and Theosis in the Orthodox Christian Tradition: A Pathway to Holiness Theosis as it is understood and practiced in the Orthodox Christian tradition is a topic of interest for many. It is a key to the spiritual progress that leads to holiness of life. In the Christian East it is emphasized strongly that our salvation is worked out in the context of community and marriage is the most common community for most Christians.
11:00 Break
12:30pm Lunch at the Welcome Center
1:45 Fourth Plenary: Bishop Scharfenberger
2:30 Break
11:15 Anglican Mass of St. Francis Catholic Mass at the Healing Center
2:45 Fifth Plenary: Dr. Doug Cullum Holy Love: Wesley’s Biblical Vision of Christian Existence My goal is to focus on the particular charisms of the theology of John Wesley and the Methodist tradition in relation to the purpose and potential of human existence. I will seek to illustrate that one of the lasting contributions of Wesley was his ability to draw on seminal insights from the Eastern, Western, and Reformed streams of Christianity in an interpretation of Scripture that was truly an “evangelical-catholic” synthesis. His understanding of Christian perfection or holy love was both a recovery of God’s creative intention for humankind and an anticipation of the extent of God’s grace to transform human life. This session will not only explore Wesley’s understanding of holy love but also consider its implications for the church today.
3:30 Break 3:45 Colloquium: Ask the Speakers about their preferred prayer disciplines Moderator: Father Christopher Brown
5:00 Evensong After Evensong is the last opportunity to put question cards in the basket in the back of chapel to give the organizers time to sort the cards for the speakers’ review.
5:45 Conference Banquet
7:30 Healing Service: Remove the Roadblocks to Holiness!
8:15 Snacks in the Great Hall, Good Night!

Wednesday, October 5
7:00AM Breakfast at Welcome Center
8:15 Morning Prayer
10:00 Break 10:15 Panel Discussion/Responses to collected written questions Moderator: Fr. Leander Harding
11:00 Break
11:15 Conference Summation: Lord Carey
11:30 Orthodox Akathist Service with reflections by Mother Christophora of the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA This is an Orthodox prayer service to give "Glory to God for all Things".
12:10 Final Hymn and Blessing
12:30PM Lunch & Check out

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