Saturday, March 7, 2015
Surprised on the Road to Emmaus: A Lenten Day of Prayer Saturday. March 7 from 9am(coffee & refreshments) to 6pm (5pm Great Vespers). The day of Reflection and Prayer will be led by Fr. Daniel Forsythe of St. Basil The Great in Irving, TX. A light breakfast and Lenten lunch will be provided-all are welcome. The Day of Prayer is offered free although donations are welcome. On the evening of the Resurrection, Jesus mysterious appeared to two of his disciples walking along the Road to Emmaus. As he walked alongside them, they supposed that he was a stranger who knew little of the events that had recently happened in Jerusalem. Jesus began to speak to them concerning the Messiah and how the Scriptures foretold how he would suffer and die and be raised from the dead. At the end of the evening, Jesus would finally reveal himself fully to them in the breaking of the bread. Yet, their hearts would turn back and marvel at how he had "opened the scriptures" to them. Their Scriptures, our Old Testament, was a place in which one was expected to encounter God unexpectedly and in mysterious ways. In this retreat, we will examine some familiar Old Testament stories (including the story of Miriam, of Ruth, Isaac and others). As we walk alongside these "strangers" from the Old Testament, we will look to encounter Christ in an unexpected way, just as those disciples did on the evening of the Resurrection.