California priest to discuss combining feminine and masculine in worship

Posted June 21, 2012, at 6:36 p.m.
Rev. Matthew Fox
Rev. Matthew Fox

BREWER, Maine — The Rev. Matthew Fox, known for his work on integrating the feminine divine with the masculine in Episcopal worship, will preach during the 10 a.m. Sunday service, June 24, and conduct a seminar at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 21 Holyoke St.

In a conscious effort to reinvigorate Western ritual, Fox deconstructed forms of worship inherited from the modern era, such as sitting in benches and being read to, being preached at and singing from hymnals. In the late 1990s in California, he incorporated the premodern practice of dance with modern music and computer technology to create what he called Techno Cosmic Masses.

A former Dominican priest, Fox was exiled from the Roman Catholic Church by the cardinal who now is Pope Benedict XVI.

Recently, his writings and teachings have focused on the sacred marriage of the masculine and the feminine. The seminar will explore ancient archetypes of the sacred masculine including Father Sky, the Green Man, the Spiritual Warrior, the Blue Man, Hunter-Gatherer, the Fatherly Heart, the Grandfatherly Heart (eldership), and others.

Fox also will discuss modern society’s emergence into Christ’s consciousness and a spirituality for the 21st century.

His books will be for sale.

The suggested donation for the seminar is $25.

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