Christian spirituality


Bible sharing and spiritual scripture

The open evenings provide participants with space to meet the living God. Bible sharing and spiritual scripture (lectio divina) are the oldest forms of Christian Bible reading. We read together, but we also find a time of silence together. A fundamental understanding of the prayer of the heart, of Bible sharing methods and spiritual scripture are helpful, as they are taught during the weekend course entitled ‘Introduction to Christian spirituality’.

22 March / 26 April / 31 May / 28 June / 26 July / 30 August on every last Thursday in the month at 7 PM (open from 6:30 PM, no further admissions after 7 PM)

Led by: Cathedral Dean Thomas C. Müller
Event location: Jablonski­-Zimmer

Further information via the Sexton’s Office (Domküsterei) and Cathedral Dean Thomas C. Müller (domprediger.mueller(a)berlinerdom.de)


The prayer of the heart (Christian meditation)

We practice the prayer of the heart as a form of Christian meditation, something that has been a tradition spanning many hundreds of years. The room of silence is a place where the faithful can interact with the mysterious presence of God in Jesus Christ, hidden within the depths of one's own heart. It is about seeing God's presence and his silent work, both in ourselves and in one's life. The evenings give participants the chance to practice and deepen their understanding of the prayer of the heart / contemplative prayer. Individuals who are interested in practising contemplative prayer on a regular basis are welcome. Anyone requiring an introduction should arrive by 6 PM. However, it is helpful to attend the course weekend entitled ‘Introduction to Christian Spirituality.

9 March / 23 March / 13 April / 27 April / 11 May / 25 May / 8 June / 22 June / 13 July / 27 July / 10 August / 24 August every second and fourth Friday at 6 PM. From 6 PM arrival, 6:30 PM start of meditation (after 6:30 PM no further admissions)

Led by: Prof. Dr. Marina Lewkowicz (Contemplation teacher)
Event location: Schleiermacher­-Zimmer

Further information via the Sexton’s Office (Domküsterei) and Prof. Dr. med. Marina Lewkowicz (herzensgebet(a)berlinerdom.de)


Healing song – singing gives the soul wings

Even in ancient Israel, music enjoyed a high priority and was well-known for its beneficial effect on the mind. Today we know: Singing is a ‘wonderful stimulus for your health’ – an elixir that has both healing and health-promoting properties for body, spirit and mind. the more we sing for the joy and fun of it – that is, from the hear – the greater the benefits for all. This sense of joy is both front and centre whenever we sing new spiritual, healing and evening songs together.

1 March / 15 March / 5 April / 19 April / 3 May / 17 May / 7 June / 21 June / 5 July / 19 July / 2 August as a rule every first and third Thursday at 7 PM

Led by: Pastor Ingrid Ossig
Event location: Schleiermacher­-Zimmer

Further information via the Sexton’s Office (Domküsterei) and Pastor Ingrid Ossig (ingrid.ossig@t-online.de)


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