St. Mary's Orthodox Church, on the corner of First and Phillips streets, Coaldale, will host a program, "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer," a documentary about a pilgrimage to the heart of ancient spirituality, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.
Discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer. Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. participants are invited to "travel with us to the far reaches of the Middle East, Mediterranean and Eastern Europe to discover the Jesus Prayer first hand with Emmy Award winning theologian and author Dr. Norris Chumley, and renowned historian and priest, Very Reverend Dr. John A. McGuckin. Discover with us the ancient Christian wisdom and prayers, still in use today. See some of the world's oldest treasures of religious art and sacred iconography as well as holy altars hidden away in monasteries and chapels off limits to the outside world, until now."
The documentary will be shown on the big screen in the parish hall. There will be a short discussion following and light refreshments will be served by the youth of the parish. All are welcome.