Celtic Healing Service
Celtic Service for Healing and Wholeness
On the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Saint Anne’s offers a special Celtic Service for Healing and Wholeness. We gather for prayers and Eucharist, and we devote an hour together to release what we no longer need to carry. As we do so, we invite our hearts to open and our spirits to soar.
In Celtic spirituality, the emphasis is on wholeness. The whole of creation is embraced and celebrated: air, water, light, and earth. The interplay of each person is valued: body, heart, mind, spirit. The intricacy of human relationship is emphasized: to self, to nature, to each other, to God.
Healing is a call to wholeness. God calls us to release what we no longer need, to mend what is broken in relationship, to balance what we tend and carry. In the midst of human busyness, God calls us to holy pauses in which we breathe with awareness, encounter beauty, reset our pace, widen our hearts, and share deep stories.
In unique liturgy and prayer, our Celtic Service for Healing and Wholeness at St. Anne's invites participants individually to return to wholeness and collectively to celebrate, with deep gladness, the wonders of creation and community on Earth, our beautiful and fragile island home.
This special service is a contemplative experience where all the natural elements--air, water, light, earth--are integrated. The liturgy includes Celtic chants, music, healing prayers, scripture readings, guided meditation, and Eucharist. Laying on of hands and anointing is offered, as well.