Opening the Eye of the Heart: Jesus and Unitive Wisdom with the Rev. Matthew Wright
Center for Spiritual Deepening at St. Aidan's, Alexandria
8531 Riverside Rd
Alexandria, VA 22308
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This weekend retreat will explore the unitive and contemplative wisdom at the heart of the teachings of Jesus. Together we’ll look at the ways Christianity has lost sight of its own contemplative heritage and how it is being recovered today. Particular attention will be given to the recovery of early Christian Wisdom literature, including the Gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene. We’ll also explore the remarkable resonance that exists between the teachings of Jesus and the Near Eastern wisdom of the Sufi tradition.
The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider inter-spiritual framework. Alongside his practice of Christianity, he draws deeply from the sacred worlds of Islamic Sufism and Vedanta. Matthew serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery.