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Bread for the Journey 2016-2017

Our spiritual lives are a journey – a journey with God, a journey with ourselves, and a journey with others. To be prepared for our journey, we need nourishment, sustenance – bread for the journey! This year, our Wednesday evening program will be both a journey and nourishment for our journey. Together, we will journey through five major topic areas: church history, spirituality, theology, liturgy and ethics. We will explore how these areas impact our journey with God. We will have a number of guest speakers from seminaries and universities around the metropolitan Washington area. Our time together will not only feed the mind but our bodies and souls as well. Each night, we will begin with Evening Prayer and Mass, followed by a Simple Supper and then our presentation. Please consider joining us for this journey!

Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:45 p.m. Evening Prayer
6:00 p.m. Low Mass
6:30 p.m. Simple Supper
7:00 p.m. Presentation
8:00 p.m. Compline
Wednesday Evening Schedule during Lent
5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. Low Mass
6:30 p.m. Lenten Supper (Suggested Donation $5)
7:00 p.m. Presentation
8:00 p.m. Compline
Wednesday, October 5: St. Athanasius and the Divinity of Christ

Dr. Ryan Danker

A scholar of evangelicalism and modern English church history, Ryan Danker teaches church history and United Methodist studies on the faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the author of the recently published, Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism and taught previously at Greensboro College in North Carolina and Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, October 12: Christianity in Muslim Lands: the Early History

Dr. Robert Louis Wilken

Robert Louis Wilken is Professor of the History of Christianty Emeritus at the University of Virginia. Among his many publications is his recently published The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity by Yale University Press. He is also Chairman of the Board of St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought and Chairman of the Board of the Institute on Religion and Public Life, as well as publisher of First Things.
Wednesday, October 19: John Wesley and the Evangelical Revival

Dr. Ryan Danker

A scholar of evangelicalism and modern English church history, Ryan Danker teaches church history and United Methodist studies on the faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the author of the recently published, Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism and taught previously at Greensboro College in North Carolina and Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, October 26: Embracing Eternity: F. D. Maurice and the Kingdom of Christ

Dr. John Orens

Dr. John Orens holds a B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the professor of history at George Mason University. His principle research interest is Anglican church history, especially the history of Anglo-Catholicism.
Wednesday, November 30: The Visual Arts as a Means of Prayer
Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to upload a video of The Visual Arts as a Means of Prayer. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Peggy (Margaret) Adams Parker

Peggy (Margaret) Adams Parker is an artist and a long-time adjunct instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary, where she offers courses on the visual arts and the church. She recently published an article on the visual arts and prayer for Anglican Theological Review. And she completed a visual prayer for VTS: a sculpture on the Visitation titled Mary as Prophet - He has filled the hungry with good things.
Wednesday, December 7: The Icon in Prayer and Contemplation

Tom Xenaxis

Mr. Xenakis has been “writing” icons since 1987. He was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to Greece in 1994 1995 to study contemporary applications to Medieval Byzantine media. Additionally, he learned icon writing techniques, “hagiographia” on Mount Athos, the center of Orthodox Christian monasticism. In 1996 he became artist in residence at the Wesley Theological Seminary, Center for the Arts and Religion, Washington, DC.
Wednesday, December 14: Praying with Poetry for the Advent Season

Dr. Kathleen Henderson Staudt (Kathy)

Dr. Kathleen Henderson Staudt (Kathy) works as a teacher, poet and spiritual director at a number of institutions in our area, including Virginia Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. Her classes focus on writing, literature, spirituality and explorations of vocation.  Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  She is the author of three books of poems --  including Good Places, a new collection forthcoming in October 2016.
Wednesday, January 18: I Believe in God the Father

Dr. Katherine Sonderegger

Kate Sonderegger joined the VTS faculty in 2002. She is currently the William Meade Chair in Systematic Theology. She completed her Ph.D. at Brown University in 1990. She previously earned a D.Min. and STM from Yale and a A.B. in medieval studies from Smith College. Before joining the faculty at VTS, she served on faculties at Middlebury College and Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew: Karl Barth's "Doctrine of Israel" (University Park: Penn State Press, 1992).
Wednesday, January 25: I Believe in God the Son

Fr. Shawn Strout

Fr. Shawn Strout is the Assistant Priest at St. Paul's with responsibilities for adult Christian formation, pastoral care, and sacramental preparation. In addition, he is a full-time Ph.D. student at The Catholic University of America in the area of liturgical studies/sacramental theology.
Wednesday, February 1: I Believe in God the Holy Spirit

Dr. Dominic Serra

Dominic Serra holds the MA in liturgical research from the University of Notre Dame and the Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at the Athenaeum Sancti Anselmi in Rome. He taught Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St.Paul, Minnesota before joining the faculty at The Catholic University of America in 2000. He is a native of the Bronx and a priest of the Archdiocese of New York where he served in parish ministry for fourteen years.
Wednesday, February 8: I Believe in the Church
[This presentation was not videotaped.]

Fr. Richard Wall

Fr. Richard Wall is rector of St. Paul's. He did his undergraduate and seminary work at Oxford, studying at Christ Church and St. Stephen’s House, respectively. He has served as a priest since 2002.
Wednesday, March 8: From the Dining Room to the Town Square: Liturgy in the Early Church

Mr. Tyler Sampson

Tyler Sampson is a doctoral student in Liturgical Studies and Medieval and Byzantine Studies at The Catholic University of America. His research focuses on the liturgical history in the fist millenium and contemporary liturgical theology among Anglicans. Tyler is an active member of Church of the Epiphany with his wife Kelli and daughter Theodora.
Wednesday, March 15: Liturgical Growth and Reform: The Medieval and Reformation Periods

Fr. Shawn Strout

Fr. Shawn Strout is the Assistant Priest at St. Paul's with responsibilities for adult Christian formation, pastoral care, and sacramental preparation. In addition, he is a full-time Ph.D. student at The Catholic University of America in the area of liturgical studies/sacramental theology.
Wednesday, March 22: Light from the East: Eastern Christian Liturgical Traditions - Part 1

Dr. Stefanos Alexopoulos

Stefanos Alexopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at the School of Theology and Religious Studies of the Catholic University of America. His area of specialization is Byzantine Liturgy. He is a Greek Orthodox priest.
Wednesday, March 29: Light from the East: Eastern Christian Liturgical Traditions - Part 2

Dr. Stefanos Alexopoulos

Stefanos Alexopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at the School of Theology and Religious Studies of the Catholic University of America. His area of specialization is Byzantine Liturgy. He is a Greek Orthodox priest.
Wednesday, April 5: An Anglican View of the Liturgy

Fr. Shawn Strout

Fr. Shawn Strout is the Assistant Priest at St. Paul's with responsibilities for adult Christian formation, pastoral care, and sacramental preparation. In addition, he is a full-time Ph.D. student at The Catholic University of America in the area of liturgical studies/sacramental theology.
Wednesday, May 3: Christian Faith as a Way of Life

Dr. Timothy Sedgwick

Timothy F. Sedgwick, Ph.D., is the Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA, where he has taught since 1997. He has served the Episcopal Church on its committees, councils, and boards and most recently completed work with the Anglican Roman Catholic Theological Consultation on shared understandings of Christian formation and moral teaching. He has most recently published Sex, Moral Teaching, and the Unity of the Church (2014) and is the author of The Christian Moral Life which is the text used on Christian ethics for the four-year, international small group and online course "Education for Ministry" from St. Luke's School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee).
Wednesday, May 10: A Muslim Vision for Interfaith Relations

Salih and Zeyneb Sayilgan

Salih Sayilgan is pursuing his doctorate in Religion and Culture at the Catholic University of America in DC. Salih has previously taught as adjunct faculty in the Theology department at Georgetown University and at the Washington Theological Consortium. Zeyneb Sayilgan is Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic Theology and Religious Pluralism and the Senior Fellow for Peace and Reconciliation in the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. She obtained her doctorate in Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University.
Wednesday, May 17: "Ah'm reet chuffed wi' 'at!" - looking at the theology, work and re-order of Pontefract St Giles

Fr. Bob Cooper

The Rev'd Canon R G Cooper (Fr. Bob) is married to Kate with four children. He has been ordained for twenty-four years and presently served as vicar of St Giles Pontefract for twelve years. In a former life, he worked as a nightclub bouncer. He also serves as Canon of Wakefield Cathedral and is a graduate of Aberystwyth and Nottingham Universities. His interests include good food and wine, Land Rovers, and rugby (having recently retired after 30 years of playing).
Wednesday, May 24: The Good Life: Wisdom from Church Tradition

Dr. Ryan Danker

A scholar of evangelicalism and modern English church history, Ryan Danker teaches church history and United Methodist studies on the faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the author of the recently published, Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism and taught previously at Greensboro College in North Carolina and Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.
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