Images of Diakonia 2013

Images of Diakonia 2013

A Lenten reflection on Christian ministry at Sisterhood of St. John the Divine. jointly offered by SSJD and the Centre for Christian Studies.

Friday, March 15 to Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Images of Diakonia 2013

We will explore the meaning of “diakonia” in its theological and spiritual dimensions; nurture participants in daily ministry through a variety of spiritual disciplines and ecumenical traditions; celebrate expressions of diaconal ministry in the stories and images of Lent; and participate in the community life of the Sisters of St. John the Divine, including the Daily Office and the practice of silence at meals.

Led by:

Maylanne Maybee, Principal & Program Staff, Centre for Christian Studies, Winnipeg. Maylanne has been a deacon for more than 30 years. She is a writer, speaker and advocate for the Diaconate in Anglican and ecumenical circles. She is also a long-time associate of SSJD.

Ted Dodd, Program Staff, Centre for Christian Studies, Winnipeg. Ted is the first person in the United Church to change ministry designation from ordained to diaconal. He completed a D.Min in 2008 with a focus on transformational theological development.

Sister Debra Johnston, SSJD. Debra was a deaconess with the ELCA Deaconess Community from 1987 to 2000 when she was ordained a Pastor of the ELCIC. She has served five congregations and is currently under special call by the Eastern Synod to serve with the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.

To register: St. John’s Convent Guest House. 233 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, ON M2M 2E8, Phone: 416-226-2201, ext. 305. E-mail: Web:
Overnight cost $110; commuters $50. Deposit for both: $25.