A Shared Devotion to God Especially Through Worship

Our common life finds its rootedness in our common devotion to God, expressed especially through our worship. Daily we gather to pray. Several times each week we gather to celebrate Eucharist. So doing we commune with each other and God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Jennings

At Seminary of the Southwest we are committed to Christian formation in the ancient catholic and Anglican tradition of the Daily Office. At Christ Chapel we pray Morning Prayer every weekday and Evening Prayer most weekdays that school is in session.

We are also committed to a Eucharistic spirituality at Southwest. We celebrate the Eucharist every weekday that school is in session. Most weekday celebrations are at midday immediately before lunch. On Thursdays we have a community Eucharist with an Order of Worship for the Evening, followed by a shared meal.

We are committed to familiarity with and formation in the Anglican tradition of sung and chanted services. Every Tuesday we sing Evensong and every Wednesday we sing Choral Morning Prayer. Our Thursday evening Eucharist is fully chanted as often as possible.

We are committed to familiarity with and formation in the unique Hispanic culture we find as a part of our Southwestern context. Evening Prayer on Wednesdays is offered up in Spanish language as often as possible. Every Tuesday Eucharist has an Hispanic emphasis and is prayed in Spanish as much as possible. Furthermore, we celebrate with Hispanic emphasis every festival or feast day in our calendar that is of particular importance to Hispanic culture. We also celebrate women's and other minority issues in a similar way.

In all of our worship in Christ Chapel at Seminary of the Southwest, we seek to glorify God as the unique community that we are. In doing so, Christ Chapel becomes a place not only of spiritual solace and refreshment for us as a community, but also a means of formation and renewal.

The Reverend Nathan G. Jennings