Ascent
עליה

Formation Path​

 

To prepare or to revisit the graces, places, and faces specific to our pilgrimages, here is a path of study and Lectio, structures for 7 weeks, but the pace is up to you!

Each week:

  • 1 reading (Saturday)

  • a pilgrim to pray for each day (September small groups)

  • Hebrew video lesson 

  • 5 Lectio passages (Sun-Thurs)

  • 1 formation video

  • 2 Stations of the Cross (Friday)

Most readings will be a chapter of the Ascent narrative--please insert questions and edits as comments, to make it interactive and to improve it for the next group. I recommend reading the chapter once, then going through it again, reading the footnotes and exploring the links. Some Ascent references, as well as elements below, are in bold when they are more essential to the trip, so please look at those. Week 1 is ready, but subsequent weeks will be updated with links, etc.

 

If you want more meditations, here is Wayward Pilgrim, a similar narrative broken into 30 days, with Lectio verses and great quotes. It shares the pilgrim spirit on the paths of Lourdes, Krakow, and Częstochowa!

 

Ascent chapter 1

  1. ​Prayer list: Linnea, Anne, Alex, Sydney, Chiara, Nathaniel and daughters: Lucia (4) and Annie (2)

  2. Hebrew Intro/Sign of the Cross video

  3. Hebrew (Alef) page, 1 video

  4. Lectio 

    1. Ps 105

    2. Abraham to Shekhem, Gn 12:1-7

    3. The Land, 1 Sm 17:11, find here Dan in the north and Be'er Sheva to the south

    4. Jacob’s Well, Gn 33

    5. Meeting Tent, Ex 33:7-23​​

  5. Watch Anatomy of a Byzantine Church
  6. Friday: Way of the Cross Stations 1 & 2

 

Ascent chapter 2

  1. ​Prayer list: Brynn, DJ, Caroline R., Mary, Pat, Alex D., and Sherrie (Nathaniel's wife)

  2. Hebrew 2 (Bet), Hebrew 2 video

  3. Lectio

    1. Ps 122

    2. Joshua 1, watch for all the echoes of Moses' story

    3. Js 3, Crossing with the Ark

    4. Js 4, 12 Stones

    5. Js 5, Circumcision & Passover

  4. Watch Ushpizin with your friends (rent on Amazon)

  5. Friday Way of the Cross 3 & 4

Ascent chapter 3

  1. ​Prayer list: Rose, Lauren, Nate, Caroline C., John, Maria G

    Hebrew page, Hebrew 3 video

  2. Lectio

    1. ​Ps 92

    2. Shabbat

    3. Js 6, Walls of Jericho

    4. Js 7, Sin

    5. Js 10, Ayalon

  3. Watch Sr. Magdalit

  4. Friday Way of the Cross 5 & 6

Ascent chapter 4

  1. Prayer list: Mary O, Lauren, Alex, Mitchell, Emily, Hannah

  2. Hebrew pageHebrew 4 video

  3. ​Lectio

    1. Ps​ 87

    2. 2 Kings 2, Elijah and Elisha

    3. 2 Chr 32:1-5, 30 Hezekiah's tunnel

    4. Mk 10:46 Bartimaeus

    5. Jn 4, the Samaritan woman

  4. Watch​ State of Israel quick history

  5. Friday Way of the Cross 7 & 8

Ascent chapter 5

  1. Prayer List: Mary, Emily, Hannah, Claire, Mitchell, Elijah, Joshua

  2. Hebrew 5 video

  3. Lectio

    1. Ps​ 125

    2. Jg 4-5, Battle of Deborah and Barak

    3. Lk 4, Jesus in his synagogue

    4. Mt 8, Centurion's servant

    5. Mt 17, tax coin in fish

  4. Watch​ Mystery of the Tomb

  5. Friday Way of the Cross 9 & 10

 

Ascent chapter 6

  1. Prayer List: Abbey, Ashley, Katherine, Delaney, Matthew, David, Sophia

  2. Hebrew 6 video

  3. Lectio

    1. Ps​ 48

    2. Mk 1, Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law

    3. Mk 2, Jesus heals the paralytic

    4. Mk 3, Jesus heals the withered hand

    5. Mk 5, Jairus' daughter

  4. Watch Divine Liturgy

  5. Friday Way of the Cross 11 & 12

Ascent chapter 7

  1. Prayer List: Lilly, Riley, Katie, Sean, Andrew, Elizabeth, Fr. Anthony

  2. Hebrew 7 video

  3. Hebrew 8 Review, Meditation

  4. Lectio

    1. Ps​ 84

    2. Galilee PG

  5. Watch

  6. Friday Way of the Cross 13 & 14

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