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Adult Forum: When Earth and Heaven are Joined

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Adult Forum: When Earth and Heaven are Joined

Time & Location

May 08, 11:15 AM

Paca Hall, 2609 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207, USA

About the Event

Peggy Parker will lead a discussion of The Vigil Icon, her large banner hanging in Paca Hall.  We hope you have a chance to think about the image in advance. Below are questions you might find helpful.  Feel free to send in your own questions and/or responses for us to explore together at the forum (Pparker@vts.edu). 

Forum Questions:

The title is taken from the Exsultet, the opening prayer of the Great Vigil of Easter (BCP, pages 286-7 in the Book of Common Prayer.)   You might read the prayer as a way of beginning to reflect on the icon and how it expresses our faith.

On the words:

Why do you think we need to be reconciled to God?

How are we reconciled?

On the image:

In what ways does the image reflect the text?

What do you notice about the representations of heaven and earth?

The representations of Christ and Mary are different from ones that may be more familiar to us.

What differences do you notice?

In what way do those differences speak to you?

Our beliefs:

In what ways does this image reflect on Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection?

How might God be speaking to you through this image?

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