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Pastoral Care

Community Prayers
"Shepherding involves protection, tending to needs, strengthening the weak, encouragement, feeding the flock, making provision, shielding, refreshing, restoring, leading by example to move people on in their pursuit of holiness, comforting, guiding" (Pss 78: 52; 23)
Spirtitual Direction
Virginia Seminary has arranged for a number of men and women to come to the campus on a regular basis, to serve as spiritual directors for those students who wish to seek individual or group direction, or to participate in a contemplative prayer group. They represent a wide spectrum of the ministry of the Church: Anglicans, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, lay and ordained, women and men, parish clergy, non-parochial clergy, lay professionals, writers, and retreat leaders. At the beginning of the academic year, an orientation session is scheduled to inform new members of the community about the opportunities for spiritual formation, and to acquaint them with the individuals who make themselves available to serve as directors. No student is required to engage in spiritual direction, but all are urged to consider prayerfully ways in which they can deepen their relationship with God. It is our hope that students who come here will seek out opportunities and means to reflect on God’s action in their lives, and that the Seminary can respond by making available resources to help individuals in their quest.
Worship Calendar
Morning Prayer
11/3/2014
8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Location: LPE Interim Chapel

Holy Eucharist
11/3/2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: LPE Interim Chapel

Evening Prayer
11/3/2014
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: LPE Interim Chapel
CONITNUED
Quiet Day
Two Quiet Days are observed in each academic year, one in September and the other on Ash Wednesday. Classes are suspended and silence is observed for the day so that the community can draw together to hear meditations and to pray both corporately and individually. Freedom from speaking allows the other senses to be heightened and attentive to the presence and movement of the Holy Spirit.