“I experienced the time spent there – in sacred quiet, in worship and in community – to be nurturing; physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” Gail Clarkson reflects on the Epiphany Images of Diakonia event.
On Saturday, September 21st, a class of seven students and two facilitators met from 9 AM to 4 PM at Woodsworth House for the first session of CCS’s new course for Anglicans – Ministering by Word and Example: Exploring DIAKONIA in the Anglican Tradition.
On August 12, nine students – from Newfoundland to Vancouver—began the 2013 Ottawa Leadership Development Module (LDM) as strangers. A week later, they have bonded as a community of colleagues and friends.
CCS is offering a course of study this fall to explore diakonia in the Anglican tradition. It will be of interest to those preparing for ordination to the diaconate, to deacons, or to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of ministry.
“Thank you for taking me in; we nuns are persona non grata among certain people in the Vatican, but they will never find me here.” Miriam Therese Winter led us in singing “Joy is Like the Rain” at the graduation banquet on Saturday.
The Centre for Christian Studies is a national theological school grounded in the tradition of diakonia. We prepare people for ministries in the United Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada, and offer lifelong learning for anyone who wants to deepen their faith-in-action.
The CCS offices are situated, with gratitude, humility, and respect, on Treaty One land, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.