Over the last couple weeks I have been exploring the mystical approach to spiritual progress known as the triple way or the threefold path. This is an ancient tradition which stretches back at least as far as Dionysius the Areopagite, who is the main source I draw from in these reflections. You can read a … Continue reading Spirals, Consciousness, and Angels
There have been a lot of changes in my family in the last little while. We have a new baby who is only one month old. His name is Calem and he is absolutely adorable. Here are some pictures of his cute little face. My wife is taking a year off work so that she … Continue reading Family Changes
Last week I wrote an article about the Triple Way of Christian spirituality which you can find HERE. In this article I would like to expand upon the previous one by drawing from the story of Eden. Eriugena taught that Eden is a spiritual reality rather than a physical garden. It is a narrative which … Continue reading Eden and Human Nature
There is an ancient teaching in the Christian tradition which permeates the writings of the mystics throughout the centuries in both the eastern and western traditions. It is a way of understanding spiritual growth and formation within the human soul. It is often referred to as the triple way or the threefold path. The language … Continue reading The Triple Way
We will be having an online communion service for Beltane on April 30, 2023. It is open for anyone and everyone to participate. We ask that you bring your own wine/juice and bread/crackers. The Chapel zoom room will be open at 2 pm est for fellowship and the service will begin at 2:15. The readings … Continue reading A Service for Beltane
Today I would like to share an article which has been written by one of my good friends and member of our community, Tony Marshall Griffiths. Tony has written many articles on New Eden which you can easily find by putting his name into the search bar at the bottom of every page on the … Continue reading The Survivors of Camlann: The Trauma of Warfare
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Happy Easter everybody! In keeping with our annual Easter tradition in The Virtual Chapel, the article today is a community project. I made a post in the Facebook group inviting people to reflect upon these two questions: What Easter/Lent traditions are meaningful to you and your family/faith community? … Continue reading He is Risen!
On April 7 2023, during our regular silent meeting at 2 pm est, we will have a contemplative reading of the poem The Dream of the Rood as a Good Friday reflection. The meeting is a full hour of silence, but people are welcome to come and go as they please. The poetry reading will … Continue reading Symbolic Martyrdom in the Celtic Tradition
During Lent this year I have been looking at the Celtic understanding of penance and how it is rooted in desert tradition of Evagrius and Cassian. Today I would like to turn my attention towards something incredibly important in the modern world which no one talked about in the ancient and medieval worlds - environmental … Continue reading Environmental Destruction: A Call to Repentance
One time, as Jesus had come to the region of Gerasenes, he met a man who was possessed by demons. As Jesus stepped out of his boat this man (who lived alone in the graveyard) came running up to him. This man was prone to self harm, beating himself with stones. He also stayed up … Continue reading Who Are You And Where Do You Come From?