Posts Tagged 'Ruby Wallau'

Morning Worship: Monasteries were foundation of Modern European values, society

Morning Worship: Monasteries were foundation of Modern European values, society

“We all know that the best things come about by accident,” said the Rev. James Walters at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship and sermon in the Amphitheater. “Think of Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, or when John Pemberton mixed coca leaves and kola nuts to make Coca-Cola. Fifteen centuries ago, Benedict of Nursia went to the desert to pray and founded a religious community that rebuilt Western civilization after the fall of Rome.”

Portraits of grace: McCarthys a fixture at Service of Blessing and Healing

Portraits of grace: McCarthys a fixture at Service of Blessing and Healing

It is 10:15 a.m., and Chautauqua’s morning bustle has begun. The Daily paper boy’s call is accompanied by the shuffle of feet and voices as Chautauquans begin to head for the Amphitheater lecture. It can all be heard from the United Church of Christ Randell Chapel. But the noise seems to fade as Roman Catholic Deacon Ed McCarthy and Jane, his wife, begin the daily Service of Blessing and Healing.

Six stars: Seasonal employees help make it all happen

Six stars: Seasonal employees help make it all happen

Chautauqua’s 2015 season passed its midpoint this week. The major arts programs are all in full swing, and there are still significant orchestra, theater, opera, music, arts and dance events to look forward to. The education and religion departments fill the days with erudition. Hundreds of smaller events enrich the cultural smorgasbord to which Chautauquans have become accustomed.