It is our hope that at the conference in the fall of 2022 not only a large number of people will turn out at the many events and encounters, but also that an inwardly strong and impulse-giving substance will arise at this event of setting forth into the second century.
To this end, we would like to encourage participants to prepare for the thematic content of the conference. On the one hand, this recommendation is meant in quite general terms, and each individual and all parishes are certain to be in a position to follow through on it. But on the other hand we would like to make very concrete suggestions for dealing with specific content.
How to prepare for the conference?
As to the LOGOS: The Prologue is the obvious first suggestion. And this both simply for its own sake, as well as in terms of a point of departure for extensive work pertaining to the LOGOS and its “path” through the writings of the New Testament. For instance “From the Prologue to the White Rider” (Rev 19,13). ( Read more or here)
As regards “Consecrating Humanity”: One possibility here is Rudolf Steiner’s lecture of March 27, 1921 from the lecture cycle “Human Responsibility for the Development of the World”. in this lecture, Steiner begins with the contrast between the Christmas and the Easter thought, and explains how important it is to find and to know the bridge between man and heaven, and this on the basis of an understanding of death and resurrection, that is, of the thought of Easter.
On “Michaelmas: On “Michaelmas”: Here, first and foremost, the Michaelmas epistle from the Act of Consecration of Man is well suited. In particular, the aspect taken up in the above-mentioned lecture can be carried further, as here Michael appears as a guide to a “higher divining” of just this Resurrection Day on Golgotha. Thus the question could be dealt with as to just how this archangel works and guides.
ON the sacraments: Much has been said and written concerning the sacraments. Another way of approaching the sacraments and the effect they have would be to speak from within them, as it were: to look for the starting point not so much in thoughts about them, as in experiences caused by them. (Read more)
On “setting out”: What is your contribution, what are your thoughts on the future of the Christian community? How do you move into the future in and with your parish? How do we develop the inspirational forces in a renewed Christianity?