The Gospels few people know

Trinity Spiritual Center offers retreat on the Gospels few people know.

Trinity Spiritual Center in Southport will host an in-person and livestream event Saturday, May 14, with Rev. Matthew Wright on Jesus’s teachings, using early Christian writings that were not included in the Bible.   

The Wisdom Gospels of Sts.Thomas and Mary Magdalene, two disciples of Jesus, came to light in the mid-20th century – providing new insight into the development of early Christianity, the metaphysics undergirding Jesus’ teaching and the apostolic authority of Mary Magdalene.  

“Taken together,” the center says in a press release, “they offer a map of the human journey into conscious union with each other and the Divine.”  

 Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, New York, and is a teacher for Wisdom Waypoints and The Contemplative Society, nonprofits rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault. Wright lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York.    

His daylong retreat (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) is the culmination of three workshops that he has offered over the past year focused on expanding the public’s understanding of Jesus’s teaching and its relevance in today’s world. The series of presentations was designed to help participants of all belief systems apply ancient Christian practices in contemporary contexts.  

“Jesus was well ahead of his time, and we’re only beginning to comprehend the full scope of his message,” said Wright. “I’m looking forward to being in-person with everyone in Southport and tying together all the ideas that we have discussed over the past year.”  

“We are thrilled to have a third opportunity to benefit from Matthew’s keen mind and expansive heart,” noted Trinity Spiritual Center Director Mark Grayson.  “His down-to-earth, laid-back but well-informed approach has shown all seekers how to integrate ancient Christian wisdom into our daily lives, as no one else can.” 

The workshop is open to all. No participation in Wright’s earlier workshops or affiliation with the church is required.  There is a $40 fee for the event, including lunch.  Virtual participation via Zoom is $25. 

To register, click here.  For more, call 203-255-0454.

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