7 April 2017 – Astro-Weather: The Brilliant benevolent King Jupiter reaches opposition & peak visibility tonight. It rises in the eastern sky at sunset & climbs highest in the south around midnight CDT. The giant planet is the night’s brightest celestial object with the exception of the waxing gibbous Moon & sweet Venus, Goddess of Love, which doesn’t rise until morning twilight begins. Jupiter resides among the background stars of Virgo, northwest of that constellation’s brightest star, Spica.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think”. ~ Martin Luther King
451 – Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz & attacks other cities in Gaul.
611 – Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.
1141 – Empress Matilda became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title ‘Lady of the English’.
1614 – Deathday of El Greco, Greek-Spanish painter & sculptor
1724 – Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig
1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples – Rudolf Steiner is asked: Question: Could we hear something about the origin of volcanoes? Read his answer in The Evolution of the Earth and Man and The Influence of the Stars
1915 – Birthday of Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter & actress
1964 – A bulldozer kills Rev. Bruce W. Klunder, a civil rights activist, during a school segregation protest in Cleveland, Ohio, sparking a riot
POD (Poem Of the Day)
~In the small dark mouth of a bird
All days are one
Day, lived on an island of flame…
EASTER-TIDE EVENTS for 2017:
Holy Week Gatherings:
This year we dedicate our study to those who have crossed the threshold. We will be reading to the dead from “The Mystery of the resurrection in the light of Anthroposophy” by Sergei O. Prokofieff. We will incorporate ‘The Calendar of the Soul’ verse for Easter, Group eurythmy, & focused discussion.
Study: 9 April 2017, Palm Sunday 2 pm – 3 pm
*SPECIAL EVENT: 3 pm – 6 pm – Work Party at the branch with Elisabeth Swisher & the youth from CWS – All are Welcome
Study: 13 April 2017, Maundy Thursday 7 pm – 8 pm
Study: 14 April 2017, Good Friday 7 pm – 8 pm
15 April 2017, Holy Saturday – Our Easter-Tide Festival:
‘The Mystery of Golgotha – Then & Now’
2 pm – 4 pm
What was the Mystery of Golgotha?
What is the Mystery now?
What will it be for the future?
~Art Projections & Discourse with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Group work: Based on Baruch Urieli’s
‘Learning to Experience the Etheric World,
Empathy, the After-Image and a New Social Ethic’
$10 Donation & Snacks to Share Encouraged
16 April 2017, Easter Sunday – 4 pm – 6 pm
The Midwest Eurythmy Group will perform
The Easter Verse from the Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner & Bach Fugue Bb minor ‘5 Voices’ & Prelude #22
Then we will gather for our study & the reading to the dead from Chapter 5 of ‘An Outline of Esoteric Science’, entitled ‘Initiation’ – We will incorporate an Artistic Activity related to the study, Group Eurythmy, & Focused Discussion.
$10 Donation goes to support the Midwest Eurythmy Group
& Snacks to Share Encouraged
(Hazel will bring her famous slow cooked leg of lamb :