Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"SOULstice" Service at Local Episcopal Establishment

Each year I do a little recap of winter solstice services/celebrations at various erstwhile Christian communities. This year I had not planned on posting about this, but when I saw an announcement from a "church" I visited in the past regarding their solstice plans, I had to pass it along to my dear readers. The sad fact of the matter is that this ad was sent in the newsletter from the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, so barring a retraction or disclaimer, it has the blessing of Bishop Andrew Waldo.

St. Simon and St. Jude, Irmo 
SOULstice—a service of hope & light & healing
"In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, take the time to reach inward and find the light waiting for you (in the shadowy crevices of your being), the light that shows your pathway. This service gives you the opportunity to read, reflect, listen, heal and renew. Please join the other soul-searchers at 7 pm on December 20. The service will be led by Fr. Mark+. You don't want to miss it!"

I wonder if they are going to throw in a little Soulstice music,

"Going to set your soul on fire...
I'm not talking about a physical sensation,
but I'm sure talking about a spiritual elation..."
Each time I post a solstice round up I recall Paul's words,

"Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
     I am afraid of you,
lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain." Galatians 4:10-11 (KJV).

I am afraid for people who fall for this new age claptrap.

Souls may actually wind up being set on fire... if you know what I mean.

1 comment:

  1. You have inspired me to awaken from my winter's nap and post "O Solstice Tree, O' Solstice Tree".
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