Stilpoint invites you to experience these Holy Week Liturgies as a retreat in the safety of your home sanctuary and in the community of others.
They are not conceived for public performance, as stand-alone "worship services,’" but as evocations of the more subtle transformative currents moving through Holy Week in a single interwoven tapestry. They arise out of a ground of silence and are intended to be in counterpoint with that silence, not to displace it.
A Tuesday evening ablution ceremony follows the classic monastic practice of creating an “intentional sacramental ‘vestibule’ through which one enters into the Holy Week passage with the heart consecrated and pure.”
The Wednesday evening anointing ceremony, borrowed from French monastic communities, focuses on Mary Magdalene and restores her central place in the Paschal Mystery.
The Holy Week liturgies also restore the central place of anointing both within the Holy Week celebration itself and as the quintessential sacrament of all Wisdom practice.
The liturgies continue with deeply contemplative Triduum services.