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Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church

An Episcopal Church in the Anglo-Catholic Tradition Where All Are Welcome

Christian Formation:
Adult Education

Adult Education

Rector’s Forum: The Liturgies of Holy Week
Sundays in Lent, February 18-March 10
Meet in the Undercroft following Coffee Hour

The world is charged with the grandeur of God: Five great Anglican and Jesuit poets in four evenings at St. Ignatius Presented by Constance Vidor and Stephanie Cowell.
Come read aloud, listen, discuss, and fall in love all over again with the great spiritual poetry of George Herbert, John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, T.S. Eliot, and Robert Herrick. From Herbert’s Love Bade Me Enter to Donne’s Batter my Heart to Hopkin’s The world is charged with the grandeur of God and through T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, we will talk about what their words mean to us in our journey as Anglicans. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of many poems will be provided but bring your favorites to share. All sessions will be in the Rector’s Office from 6:30 P.M. until no later than 7:45 P.M.
Tuesday, October 24: Donne and Blake
Tuesday, November 28: Herbert and Herrick
Tuesday, January 23, 2024: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Tuesday, March 5, 2024: T.S. Eliot
Please e-mail Stephanie to let us know you are coming. We will be happy to e-mail you copies of the poems before we meet.

Visit to “Africa and Byzantium” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 P.M. with by Dr. Warren T. Woodfin. Space is limited to 10 per Museum policy Please email if you are interested.

Typically there are a number of Adult Education opportunities throughout the year.


Rector’s Forum: From time to time the Rector will host informal discussions following coffee hour on a variety of topical and theological subjects, such as Diocesan or General Convention, Prayer Book Revision, end of life planning.

Weekday Evenings: Two or three times a year there may be a series of Adult education classes offered on weekday evenings. These will be advertised well in advance and when they are scheduled you may click here for more information.

Field Trips: Look for occasional visits to local museums and other churches.

Confirmation classes will be scheduled in advance of an episcopal visitation. For more information about the Sacrament of Confirmation, click here.

Retreats and Quiet Days: An Advent Quiet Day is usually scheduled in December, and our bi-annual retreat at Holy Cross Monastery is scheduled during Eastertide. Click here for more information on current offerings.

For general information about Adult Christian Education, please contact the Rector or Deacon Kahn.

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