SUNDAY, June 14 – FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
Seniors’ Week: Learning From the Old Ways – A Journey to the Past to Enable Living Today with Logan McMenamie
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” – Jesus of Nazareth
We will examine some of the old ways of the Indigenous Peoples that will enable us to live more fully as spiritual peoples in our modern world. I am often asked if there is value in the rituals and beliefs of Indigenous Peoples.
“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” – Wade Davis
This week will be an opportunity to explore pre-Christian traditions of the Celts and the coastal First Nations and find out how they may inform us as we live as spiritual people in today’s world.
LOGAN McMENAMIE is Bishop of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and the community of Kingcom, all of which make up the Diocese of British Columbia. He holds a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Vancouver School of Theology.
Logan was the Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral for 8 years. Logan has led pilgrimages to pre-Christian and Christian sites in Scotland and England. As Bishop, he and the Diocese have committed themselves to a journey with the First Peoples of the Islands. In this journey they have committed themselves to the process of truth and reconciliation. He has also invited the Diocese to examine what it means for them to enter the land again: How, as we symbolically enter the land, can we in a new way be open to the reality that God was here before us and present in the Indigenous Peoples.
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