Episcopal Priest, Writer, and Retreat Leader Matthew Wright Will Speak on
Renewing Ancient Christian Contemplative Practices with New Energy and Insight
SOUTHPORT, CT—Trinity Spiritual Center will host an exclusive livestream event with renowned Episcopal priest Matthew Wright. He will share his thoughts on how Jesus demonstrated a new understanding of human existence, showing the faithful a path to living lives at one with the divine.
On this exclusive livestream event, taking place on Sunday, January 9 at 3:00 pm, Wright will explore the mysteries of Christ’s life and teachings as mystical experiences, rather than abstract religious precepts, asking the questions:
● How do we participate more fully in the great unfolding of creation?
● How do we awaken to our oneness with God?
The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and is a teacher for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society, non-profits rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault. Matthew lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY.
“Jesus was well ahead of his time, and we’re only beginning to understand his message,” said Wright. “Thanks to the Church’s 4th century adoption of organizational structures adapted from the Roman Empire, for two-thousand years we’ve read the Jesus movement through a lens that encourages us to see God as separate from humanity and creation. But what if God’s presence in the world, as revealed in the life of Jesus and his original followers, was actually an early stirring of the global, integrative consciousness we’re just now beginning to appreciate?
As part of his remarks, Wright will discuss the work of two great, 20th Century theologians—one Christian (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin), the other Christian/Hindu/Buddhist (Raimon Panikkar)—who perceive the universe as moving towards a “deepening, lived awareness of the profound unity at the heart of existence.” The discussion will be rooted in the evolutionary and mystical thought of contemporary theologians.
“Matthew possesses a gift for making highly complex concepts accessible to all,” notes Trinity Spiritual Center Director, Mark Grayson. “His down-to-earth, laid-back, but well-informed approach brings both ancient practices and contemporary ideas to life as never before.”
Trinity Spiritual Center is pleased to host this event as the latest in a year-long series of open conversations on contemporary issues that deeply impact our community. The presentation is open to all. No affiliation with the church required, and while there is no charge for the participation in this event, registration is required (details below).
WHAT: A Conversation with Matthew Wright: “Practicing Trinity and Incarnation”
WHEN: Sunday, January 9th at 3:00 p.m.
QUESTIONS: Call the Church at (203) 255-0454
About Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church is located in the historic seaside district of Southport at 651 Pequot Avenue (at Center Street) and welcomes seekers of all denominations. Trinity’s mission is to provide a vibrant 21st century Episcopal community that inspires spiritual growth, nurtures genuine connections and promotes charitable service.
About Trinity Spiritual Center
Trinity Spiritual Center is a dynamic and growing community of people of all ages and beliefs, engaging in a broad range of learning experiences to inspire and support their own journeys of spiritual growth. It offers programs and practices that inspire and engage the greater community.
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