Holy Smoke: What is Incense Anyway?
Led by Lundy Pentz
This class arises out of my 40 year history of studying (and making) church incense, which was started by a request from an allergic priest. We will begin by looking at the ingredients of incense and how they have changed through the ages, the methods of preparing incense, and a little of the history and significance of its use. We will look in some detail at the Biblical recipe for incense (Exodus 30:34-38) and my efforts at recreating it. The last few classes will involve the participants working with a wide variety of incense ingredients from my collection to prepare their own favorite blends for their own use. Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, April 15 through May 20 in the Foster Room of the Parish House.
Faces of Faith: Artists’ Visions of New Testament Characters
Led by Karen Martin
In four discussion sessions (April 23, April 30, May 7 and May 14) we’ll look at how various artists have interpreted characters of the New Testament. After a review of Scripture descriptions of these people we’ll then look at artists’ visions of them. Bring your Bibles. Classes will meet in the Foster Room of the Parish House Thursday, 10-11:30 am.
A Look Into the Prayer Book
Led by Paul Nancarrow
The Book of Common Prayer has been a distinctive mark of Anglican and Episcopal identity since it was first introduced in 1549. Our current Prayer Book can be both a guide for public worship and a manual of personal devotion. In six sessions we will look at different rites and ceremonies and what they can mean for our prayer life. Sundays at 12:30 pm, April 12 through May 17 in the Foster Room of the Parish House.