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“Breathing with Two Lungs; Praying with One Heart” Exploring the Spirituality of the Eastern & Western Church
January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018
Presented by Fr. Joseph Marquis, pastor, Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church, “Breathing with Two Lungs, Praying with One Heart” is a 10 week adult educational series. Sacred Heart Banquet & Conference Center, 29125 Six Mile Road (just east of Middlebelt Road), Livonia, MI 48152.
Drawing upon the distinctive spiritual legacies of both the Eastern and Western “lungs” (Traditions) of the Christ’s Church, participants will gain a more integrated understanding and deepening appreciation for the unique, yet complementary ways, in which the Body of Christ fulfills its vocation to pray with one heart. For, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Mt. 5:8).
Although admission to this 10 week series is FREE, interested persons are asked to register by phone at: 313.282.4327. Refreshments and a brief “Q & A” conclude each weekly session.
Fr. Marquis has a M. Div. from SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, MI. He has pursued his Doctorate in Ministry (Eastern Christian Focus) from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA. Recently, Fr. Joseph received a full scholarship for formal studies in the Ministry of Deliverance from the Pope Leo XIII Institute, Mundelein, IL, and received the Institute’s official certification by Bishop Robert D. Gruss (Rapid City, South Dakota) and Msgr. John Eseff (Pope Leo XIII President, Board of Directors) in November, 2017. Over the years, Marquis has also conducted retreats for religious communities, healthcare professionals, laity, including his tenure as a member of the retreat staff of St. Paul Retreat Center, Detroit, MI for 5 years. He was the director of pastoral care at Holy Cross Hospital, Detroit, MI for 10 years, and continues to conduct a variety of Christ-centered presentations and symposiums and presentations on the 4th century bishop, St. Nicholas of Myra.