We are delighted that parishes across Meath and Kildare will again be completing a Lenten Study course, during this coming Lent season. We are using the Pilgrim resource, developed by the Church of England.
In 2017 parishes right across our diocese ran a Lenten Study course. The study we used then was the Pilgrim course – which proved to be very popular.
One of the most encouraging aspects from our previous experience of running a Lenten Study course across the diocese was the sense of doing something in common. The experience proved to be very encouraging for many.
This year our Lenten course will explore the Bible: what it is, how it was given to us and how we should read it. Its six sessions combine simple prayer, Bible reflection in the lectio divina style, an article by a modern writer, and time for questions and reflection.
You can find out more about the course by clicking here.
What is Pilgrim?
Pilgrim is a major teaching and discipleship resource developed by The Church of England. It has been successfully used by parishes in the Church of Ireland.
It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.
Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.
Booklets for the course cost €3 each – available at each event.
– It starts at the very beginning
– Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.
– It focuses on Jesus Christ
– Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.
– It flows from the Scriptures
– The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.
– It draws deeply from the Christian tradition
– In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.
– It honours the Anglican way and its many streams
– Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church.
We will shortly have details of every Pilgrim course taking place across the diocese.