Calgary Branch


Hello from Calgary!

Cold days are here again, although it could be much worse.  It’s sunny and around -5 after h a few days of balmy weather, even up to 13!  It’s been an amazingly warm winter compared to what we usually have, with not too much snow.  A couple of weeks ago, the mountains were not even fully covered with snow and the rivers are not frozen over.

I’m Christine Wuerscher (aka Selbstaedt) and I’m responsible for getting the word out about any anthroposophical goings-on in Calgary.  If you have a relevant event of which I am not aware, or if you have questions or concerns, email me at [email protected].

Here are anthroposophically related events which will be happening in Calgary in this week and in the next couple of months:

ADOLESCENCE – CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: 

WHEN PARENTS BECOME DIFFICULT!

Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 pm at 2402 Carleton St SW

The threshold from childhood to youth is large. What are our children going through? Can we accompany them on their journey in that we try to understand the situation? When does this phase end? What can we do to help them?

The presenter is Anand Mandaiker from Toronto, a priest and former member of the Leadership of The Christian Community, who is in the midst of writing a book about adolescence.  He has given talks and held courses in many countries and has been teaching at the three Seminaries of the Christian Community. He has two grown up children.

THE SEVEN GESTURES OF PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm at 2402 Carleton St SW

In the New Testament, 7 different words are used for “prayer”.  What are the gestures corresponding to the words and how do they relate to the Lord’s Prayer? 

The presenter is Anand Mandaiker, longtime priest of The Christian Community.

The Christian Community (also known as The Movement for Religious Renewal) was founded with the insight and input of Rudolf Steiner.  The serve both freedom and spiritual depth is the central concern of The Christian Community.  Check out www.thechristiancommunity.org for more information.

  

THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF MAN 

Saturday, February 1 at 10:30 am at 6508 Bowwood Dr NW  (Awaken Church)

This the Communion service of The Christian Community.  Please see the attachment below for more information. After the service there will be a coffee break followed by informal conversation about the gospel, or to answer your questions. 

STUDY GROUP 

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, location varies

We are continuing our study of Christianity as Mystical Fact and are now into the chapter on the Revelation or Apocalypse of St. John.  We find it’s so helpful to read this in a group because we can learn from one another’s insights and things become so much clearer.  I personally am finding this a very exciting book.  It shows how Jesus Christ represents both a culmination of what occurred in the Greek and Eqyptian Mysteries and a new beginning.        Please feel welcome to join us;  you don’t need to come to every meeting.  We begin with socializing at 7:30 pm and then read from 8-9 pm. Afterwards, we continue to discuss and to socialize over tea.  We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month and so in February, we will be meeting on February 14th and 28th. and in March, on March 14th and 28th.  The location rotates among people’s homes.  On February 14th, it will be at 2402 Carleton St SW.  Please email me at [email protected] to find out the location for the study group.

SOPHIA ARTS

Drop-in every Friday morning from 9:30 am to noon

Malcolm Glover is offering “Spirit in Movement”.   In this practice of anthrosophic art and movement studies, the body, soul and spirit are engaged and we are aligned co-creatively and harmoniously with the world and the greater Cosmos.  You are welcome to drop in when you can. Suggested  donation is $45.  Enter by the side fire escape of St Barnabas Hall at 1407 – 7 Ave NW in Calgary.  Malcolm is an art therapist and has recently completed Auriel Eurythmy Training.  Contact [email protected] if you have questions. 

TALC of the town

By appointment

TALC is the acronym for the Tiny Anthroposophical Library of Calgary which is housed at 2402 Carleton St. SW in Calgary.  Because this location is a home, please email the librarian (Christine Wuerscher) at [email protected] to set up a time to browse.  There are over 200 different titles, with a few in German, which have generously been donated by the Anthroposophical Society of Canada, Hesperus Community, John Glanzer, Arwen Cruse, and others.  

EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST

If you would like to be emailed about upcoming study groups (and venues) and other events, contact me at [email protected] and I will “put you on the list, to make sure you won’t be missed.”