journey that parallels the life of Jesus of Nazareth in which
Christians pilgrimage each year through the liturgical cycle of the
seasons: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Holy Week, Easter,
each of these seasons, the liturgical church offers scripture, images,
song cycles, and even sensuous signs in color and choreography and
ritual, of ways of being in relationship to God.The
seasons parallel the life of the disciples with Jesus, but also
describe the Christian mystical journey into union with God through the
modes of conversion, purgation, illumination, dark nights, and union.
Christian year begins in late fall with warnings of the impending
apocalypse. This chaotic upheaval reflected in its scripture readings
in turn reflects the chaos of the individual soul in personal cataclysm.Just
as individual prayer often begins in facing illness, death, change,
tragedy, fires, and floods, the Christian year calls for conversion in
the context of the end of the whole world, when the threat of
apocalypse awakens the most radical call to prayer. Read more here...