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Monthly History Lecture: Personal Devotional Time - Tuesday, April 23, 6:30/7:30 p.m.

posted 5 Sep 2018, 19:16 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 27 Mar 2019, 13:43 ]

Christianity has a long history of personal prayer times in addition to gathered community worship on Sunday. Jesus said, "whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret..." 

These practices range from going out into the desert to private bible reading, from prayer that is meditation without words to praying the rosary. 

This evening explores the history of these practices, with the welcome addition of guests who describe their current living prayer practices.

This year's monthly slideshow focuses on the history of the Christian worship service. Each session will explore an aspect of worship and trace it from the beginnings of Christianity to the present.


Everyone is welcome; you do not have to be a member of St. Anne's or any church to participate.

  • The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer
  • Chris Irwin, Professor of Humanities at Humber College
  • Mervin Fick, Director of Music at St. Anne's
The Plan:
  • Supper - 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture - 7:30 p.m.
  • Concludes by 8:45 p.m.

Dates: Our monthly sessions are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month:
  • May 28 - Drama in the Liturgy
  • June 25 - Entering and Leaving Worship


The February lecture will be held in the St. Anne's Ministry Centre, 276 Gladstone Avenue (the church offices located on the north side of the church).