Thursday, March 8, 2012

Encountering God: Worship and Rituals

Interfaith Spring Colloquium:  Jewish Catholic Dialogue of New Mexico presents the19th Annual Interfaith Spring Colloquium.  Rabbi Arthur Flicker and Monsignor Leo Gomez will present a a discussion of Encountering God: Worship and Rituals.

Congregation B'nai Israel
Tuesday March 13
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

The purpose of worship is to encounter and interact with God, our source and destination, who gives meaning to our lives, in the context of community.

How does what we do and what we use in the synagogue or church assist us in coming close to and even meeting God?

Whether you are a worshiper or visitor in a synagogue or church, do you sometimes wonder why rituals follow a particular order with certain prayes, movements, and sacred objects?  What is the significance of the vestments, attire, prayer shawls, colors, numbers, etc.?  Who decides on the readings, the prayers, and the format of the Mass or Service?

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