Seasonal Formation: Lent 2018
We live in a fast-paced world. Finding time to draw close to God is becoming ever more difficult. That’s why Saint Mark’s is providing you with multiple opportunities for engaging a new or renewed spiritual discipline for the season of Lent. Whether you have 5-10 minutes a week, 5-10 minutes a day, or even an entire day to devote to something different, there’s an opportunity for you to join Saint Mark’s community in the observance of a holy Lent.
Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints
A new resource from the of the Episcopal Church brings a wide variety of new names to The Book of Occasional Services, enriching our common journey through the liturgical year. Many of these individuals are remembered during the weekly celebration of the Holy Eucharist (with laying on of hands for healing) on Wednesdays at Saint Mark’s each noon.
Holy Places Along the Way
Hall of Faith
Saint Mark’s Hall of Faith explores the heritage of God’s call to humanity as experienced through the Anglican tradition.
Ten illuminated panels trace this story from its Old and New Testament origins to the history our tradition in England, America, Ohio and Upper Arlington. The series ends with the invocation of the Holy Spirit and leaves room for continued depictions of God’s work through and among us.
"Sacred Stones, Sacred Story"
Spiritual themes help ground our Lenten journey each year encouraging “inner exploration” that can lead to outreach and action in Christ’s name.
Stations of the Cross
For Centuries Pilgrims have found meaning walking in Christ’s final footsteps in Jerusalem. Saint Mark’s “Via Delarosa” are sixteen sketches by Columbus artist Paul Bourguignon found primarily around the Nave.
Every Good Friday these are the focus of “The Way of the Cross” from the Episcopal Book of Occasional Services.
Chapel of Reconciliation
This small contemplative space near the Narthex contains an original artwork by local artist Linda Fowler entitled “The Re-Birth of Dresden”. Also located here are reproductions classic icons (changing with the seasons of the liturgical year) such as Christ the Redeemer (left) by Andre Rublev.