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Online Retreats and Services

One-Time Online Retreats

The following retreats take place over five half-hour sessions on weekends at the following times, streamed on Facebook Live. All times are Eastern. Registration is not required.

  • Friday 7–7:30pm
  • Saturday 10–10:30am, 2–2:30pm, and 8–8:30pm
  • Sunday 4–4:30pm

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Psalms in Translation with Mary Davenport

October 7-9, 2022 | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page | Save the date

Explore the many ways the Psalms have been translated into English in this online offering from the Trinity Retreat Center.

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As "the hymn-book of the early Church," the psalter is a diverse collection of ancient songs that lies at the heart of both Christian and Jewish worship and spiritual life. As poetry, the psalms form a special challenge for translators, opening up new ways of thinking about what the essence of a sacred text is.

This online retreat will be led by Mary Davenport, programming assistant at Trinity Retreat Center, who is a scholar and translator of Biblical Hebrew literature as well as a postulant for ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

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Mysteries of the Rosary with the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones

October 21-23, 2022 | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page | Save the date

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In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, October is dedicated to the rosary. Have you ever prayed the rosary? Do you know the 20 mysteries (glorious, joyful, sorrowful, and luminous) of the rosary?

The Hail Mary prayer has two parts: who Mary is and our prayer to Mary. The first half is contained in Luke 1, and the second half comes from Luke, James, and other Biblical texts. Join the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones as he leads us through praying and reflecting on the rosary.

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Four Candles, Collects, and Gospels: An Advent Retreat with the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones

November 25-27, 2022 | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page | Save the date

God can be defined as the one who comes to us and the one who waits on our "yes." How do we pay attention to the patience of God? “We often think of Advent as the time where we're doing the waiting. [In the Annunciation to Mary] in a deep way God waited. God waited, and the whole wheels of creation awaited a "yes" from a human being, that is formed not with gritted teeth and humble knuckled-under obedience, but an active intelligence.” - Cynthia Bourgeault

Join the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones as he explores the themes of Advent and invites us to prepare our heart, mind, and soul. In five sessions, beginning Friday night, we will explore the themes of Advent and the gospel readings. Using the candles, the Collect for each Sunday, and the Gospel readings, we will explore the patience of God and how God seeks to come to us in new ways. Mark the time and make the space. Bring your journal and your bible and prepare to spend an hour after each thirty-minute session in silence and prayer.

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Wait for the Lord: An Advent Retreat with the Rev. Sr. Promise Atelon

December 16-18, 2022 | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page | Save the date

"Wait for the Lord, whose day is near. Wait for the Lord; be strong, take heart." -Song from Taizé

Headshot of The Rev. Sr. Promise Atelon. Sr. Promise wears a white collar, black shirt and jacket, and round glasses. She is smiling, and her dimples are showing in front of a beige wall. Her short, dark hair has some pops of white laced throughout.

Join the Rev. Sr. Promise Atelon, SSM as she explores how we are called to wait on the Lord. In this season of Advent, we await the coming of Christ; however, we are called to wait in faith every day of our lives. Waiting requires that we pay attention to our life of prayer, faith, generous living, repentance, and commitment to taking up our cross daily. Come deepen your desire to wait for the Lord and learn more ways of preparing the way for the Lord.

 

 

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    Candlelight Compline

    Compline at Trinity Retreat Center

     

    Mondays-Fridays at 8pm EST | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook and Instagram pages Live-streamed from our stone chapel and other sacred spaces at the retreat center, our Candlelight Compline services offer a brief interval of respite and peace in the midst of whatever your life may hold. Compline is a brief, luminous service that marks the close of each day and welcomes the quiet of nighttime in praising the source of light and life. We invite you to join us in discovering how the ancient practice of daily prayer in community can deepen our sense of the sacredness of time and attune us to the heartbeat of the world. Our services are led by the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones and other staff at the retreat center. We generally follow the service “An Order for Compline” in the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church. 

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    Sacred Pause: Saturday Prayers at Trinity Retreat Center

    Saturdays at 12pm EST | Streaming on the Trinity Retreat Center Facebook page

    Join Trinity Retreat Center for a brief service of contemplation and reflection based on “An Order of Service for Noonday” in the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church. Led by the Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones and other retreat center staff, this service offers a holy pause amid the day’s bustle, a chance to breathe, take stock, reflect together on the Gospel reading for Sunday, and offer up prayer for our own needs and those of all creation. 

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