10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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A Lenten Contemplation on the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00am to 1 pm, CST (Chicago)
A Zoom Lenten retreat, with Aramaic scholar and author, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Edinburgh, Scotland, Br. Joseph Kilikevice, OP, Director of the Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality, Oak Park, IL, with invitation by Rev.George Smith, Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, IL.
“O Birther, Father-Mother of the Cosmos, you create all that moves in light.”
(One possible translation from Aramaic Peshitta bible of the first words of the Lord’s Prayer.)
In considering the Aramaic words of Jesus, taken from the Bible used by all present-day Aramaic Christians, we can enter his familiar and treasured words in a deeper way and experience them more directly. The sacred sound of his Aramaic words put to simple chants and accompanied by English translations become a spiritual practice that reveals authentic meanings missed by more familiar translations. Christians who follow Jesus and those of other faith traditions and spiritual paths who respect and value his teachings are welcome to join us for this Lenten retreat by way of Zoom.
Registration before February 20, 2021 is required. Given this time of financial difficulty, your donation in any amount expressing your gratitude is appreciated. PayPal or checks in US funds are accepted. Use the Zoom access address below.
After registering, go to the PayPal home page and select “Send Money, Pay on Line. . . ” 
Then, “Send a Request” at the top of the page using the Shem Center e-mail address,
shemcenter1993@gmail.com, enter the amount of your donation. It will go directly 
into the Shem Center PayPal account.
Make the check payable to Shem Center and mail to: 
Shem Center for Interfaith Spirituality, 708 N. Harvey Ave., Oak Park, IL  60302.