Saturday February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Cathedral Church of St. Paul 
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111

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Lydia Strand 
LDI and the Episcopal diocese of Massachusetts 

Single Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 at the door

Students (with valid ID): $5 advance/ $10 at the door

Sponsored by:

Leadership Development Initiative

Contemplative Outreach of Boston

The Cathedral Church of St Paul, Boston

The Crossing, Boston

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts 



For more information on the programs around spriitual practices, check out the website for the Leadership Development Institute:









Sing a New and Ancient Song: Sacred Chant & the Emergent Psalter 


Online registration is now closed, but walk ins are WELCOME!  Please join us.

Contemplative Practice and Wisdom Christianity: Series 2016

This series consists of workshops presenting the renewal of contemplative spiritual practices and the recovery of a way of faith rooted in inward and outward transformation.

February 20, 2016 is the first in the series:

Sing a New and Ancient Song: Sacred Chant & the Emergent Psalter 

Led by Isaac Everett and Steven Bonsey 

Both within the church and much more widely outside the church, there is an increasing interest in spiritual practices with ancient roots and a means of dimensions of depth, calm and connectedness to modern life.  Many look to Eastern traditions as the modern Western church has lost track of its own ancient Wisdom practices.  Today we have the opportunity to recover the transformative power of these practices for the good of ourselves, the church and the world.

This workshop is for people engaged  or interested in contemplative spiritual practices and/or liturgical renewal; those interested in ancient-modern or emergent church.  No prior experience or musical knowledge required.

The day will offer a mix of presentation and participation:  presentations on the history and significance of the Psalms and of sacred chant in the Christian tradition; participation in 'emergent psalter,' Taize chant and contemporary Wisdom chant, suitable for use in congregations, small groups or personal practice.

The workshop is led by Isaac Everett and Steve Bonsey.  Isaac is Minister for Liturgical Arts with The Crossing, Boston, and author of An Emergent Psalter.  Steven Bonsey is Advisor for Contemplative Practice with the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) and author of "The Shy Person's Guide to Evangelism."

Please register below.

Upcoming Events in the Contemplative Practice and Wisdom Christianity Series.

April 16:  Centering Prayer and the Divine Indwelling, with Fr Bill Sheehan

April 23:  Sacred Chant and the Beloved Community, with Ana Hernandez

April 30:  The Wisdom Way of Knowing, with Cynthia Bourgeault