Nativity Cathedral
Cathedral Church of the Nativity
321 Wyandotte Street • Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-865-0727

Nativity Cathedral Home for Healing & Wholeness

Nativity Cathedral Our Mission
Nativity Cathedral’s Home for Healing and Wholeness seeks to awaken the wonders of our spiritual lives and nurture healing, harmony, and hope.

Tai Chi
Rooted in ancient Chinese martial art, the practice of Tai Chi has proven to help manage stress, promote health, and invite one into meditation. Tai Chi practice helps individuals increase flexibility and mobility and can lead to a sense of health and wholeness in mind, body, and spirit.

Instructor: Mr. Tom Ardizzone has been practicing Tai Chi for over 25 years. Tom is a well known instructor in the Lehigh Valley, offering instruction at local colleges, Y.M.C.A. and churches for 20 years.

Saturday April 18 – June 6
9:00AM-10:00AM in Sayre Hall
$40. for 8 sessions

Register for Tai Chi

Reiki  is a Japanese practice and technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing and wholeness.  The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei, meaning “God’s wisdom” and Ki, which is “life force energy”. Reiki is administered by “laying on of hands” and focuses on positive energy with restorative healing effects.

Instructor: Dr. Connie Andrejko, DO, IBCLC, FAAP, Reki Master. Connie Andrejko is a physician specializing in Neonatology and the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Onsite Neonatal Partners. Dr. Andrejko is a Reiki Master and has been practicing Reiki for more than 10 years.

Reiki Level I Instruction
Learn about the foundation of Reiki and become attuned to receiving and channeling life force energy through the laying on of hands. During the Reiki 1 session, students will learn and practice how to give a Reiki treatment to others and to themselves. The history and principles of Reiki will also be reviewed.

6:30PM-8:30PM in Good Shepherd Chapel (Lower Level of Sayre Hall)

Choose ONE Class below:
Register Reiki Level I Instruction – January 9
Register Reiki Level I Instruction – February 11
Register Reiki Level I Instruction – March 12
Register Reiki Level I Instruction – April 16
Register Reiki Level I Instruction – May 21

Reiki Level 2 Instruction
This session will allow students to further explore the principles of Reiki 1 to promote continued self-healing and spiritual growth. Students will be attuned to the second level of Reiki and learn several techniques to help increase the amount of energy given during a treatment. Distant healing will be taught so participants can send Reiki to others, anywhere at any time.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 OR Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Choose only ONE class)
6:30PM-8:30PM in Good Shepherd Chapel (Lower Level of Sayre Hall)

Choose ONE Class below:
Register Reiki Level 2 Instruction – February 27
Register Reiki Level 2 Instruction – April 23

Reiki Healing Sessions
For those who wish to receive a time of meditative Reiki treatment administered by qualified Reiki masters, these 25 minute sessions are an invitation for healing and wholeness in a safe and quiet environment.

When: Last Saturday of each month (Beginning in September prior to Celtic Spirituality Night at Cathedral).
2:00PM-4:30PM. in Good Shepherd Chapel, (Lower Level of Sayre Hall).
$25 per session

Register and schedule a 25-minute session during that time frame.
Register Reiki Healing - January 25
Register Reiki Healing - February 29
Register Reiki Healing - March 28
Register Reiki Healing - April 25

Laughter Yoga
Join certified Laughter Yoga leaders: Lucy Dadlani and Lisa King at Nativity Cathedral Church, Sayre Hall, for our monthly Laughter Yoga event. We’re setting aside the second Thursday of each month from 7:00pm-8:00pm to join together in the four elements of joy: Laughing, playing, singing, and dancing. This promises to be a super fun and healthy night for all. Be prepared to leave feeling better! All activities will be done standing or seated. No yoga clothes or mats needed. No cost – a gift to you.

Mindfulness Meditation
A Mindfulness Meditation Group is for any individuals that are interested in learning Mindfulness Meditation and to practice it with other interested individuals. A meeting is made up of several parts: Sitting Guided Meditation; Walking Meditation; and Sitting Silent Meditation.

Mindfulness is a skill that can be learned. One of the mediation techniques is Mindfulness of Breathing. The technique is to simple bring one’s attention to the experience of breathing in and breathing out. We breath in a normal manner and observe the whole in-breath and the whole out-breath. Whenever a distraction occurs and we notice it, we gently bring our attention back to our breath.

Facilitator: Kevin Siddons, Ed.D. has a B.A. in psychology and an Ed.D. in Health Education. Kevin been practicing meditation since 1974, and practicing Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness Meditation for the last 8 years. In 2015 he became an ordained member of the Plum Village Order of Interbeing.

Every Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Room 22 (Upper Level of Sayre Hall) Donations accepted at the door

Group Spiritual Direction for Moms
For moms: Please join for an opportunity to gather each month to ‘listen to each other’ from that sacred inner space where we are free to ‘just show up’ and honestly name ‘how it is with our soul’. Punctuated by times of silence, our time together will offer a place where moms can ‘tend their own spiritual wellbeing’ and be on the receiving end, vs being on the ‘giving side’.

Facilitator: Marcella Kraybill-Greggo is a mom, a spiritual director, and a member of The Cathedral Church of Nativity. Marcella co-directs the Spiritual Direction Graduate Certificate Program at Moravian Seminary, while also serving as Clinical Director for Moravian’s MA in Clinical Counseling.

Sunday, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 8, April 19
9:20AM-10:20AM Goodwin Room
(Upper Level of Sayre Hall)

Candlelight Yoga and Compline
The beauty of a candlelit Cathedral invites you to a time of Meditative Yoga. Yoga invites a stretching of the body and holding in comfortable positions while inviting one to “detox” from the stress of the day and hard use of the body. Follow this experience with the beautifully sung prayer office of compline, an invitation to holy peace.
Wednesday, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Feb 5 April 1, May 6
8:00PM-8:45PM yoga followed by compline at 9:00PM (no cost – a gift to you)
*bring a mat

Tony Talks
Following Celtic Spirituality Nights, the last Saturday of each month, Dean Pompa invites you to a series of “TonyTalks” Short (15 minute) talks on the topic of Celtic Spirituality and prayer. Learn about the Celtic Way, experience ancient forms of Celtic Wisdom and Prayer.

Interplay is easy, fun, and gentle movement. It is based in a series of incremental “forms” that lead participants into gentle movement and stories, silence and song, ease and amusement. In the process, we discover the wisdom in ourselves and our communities. No experience necessary…all levels invited!

Free flowing clothes for ease in movement; bringing a water bottle is suggested.

Facilitator: Sarah Carlson, InterPlay Facilitator and Marcella Kraybill-Greggo, Spiritual Director and InterPlay Facilitator

Saturday, Jan 4, Feb 28, March 7, April 18
10:00 AM – 12 noon Sayre Hall
$15 per session, pay at the door

Nativity Cathedral
321 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-865-0727
Fax: 610-865-0447