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An Introduction to the Councils of the Undivided Church
19-05-2007, 11:17 AM
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An Introduction to the Councils of the Undivided Church
THE GLASTONBURY CATECHETICAL SCHOOL

AN INTRODUCTION
TO
THE COUNCILS OF THE UNDIVIDED CHURCH


A series of four lectures by
His Eminence Abba Seraphim
Metropolitan of Glastonbury
at
The Orthodox Church of St. Mary & St. Felix,
Babingley, Norfolk, PE31 6AW

12.30-2.00 p.m.

Sunday, 3 June
The End of Persecution

Sunday, 17 June
Nicaea, 325

Sunday, 1 July
Constantinople, 381

Sunday, 15 July
Ephesus, 431

The Glastonbury Catechetical School is a ministry of the British Orthodox Church to provide instruction in Church history, theology, patristics, liturgy and biblical studies. Its lectures and courses are open to anyone who wishes to deepen his or her understanding of the Orthodox Church.

It offers a series of introductory courses as well as systematic theological studies and study days on specific theological topics. For those attending short courses Further Reading lists and Tutorials are available to enable students to submit essays in preparation to receive a Course Diploma.
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03-06-2007, 09:38 PM
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Lectures
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Having been at Abba Seraphim's first lecture today at Babingley, can I just say that if you can get to the next one, or you get a chance to hear these lectures elsewhere, do so!

The first one managed to compress the complex history of the background to Constantine's conversion into about 45 minutes, without losing anything of the main thrust of the story, and provided an informative - and entertaining - backdrop to Nicaea. Those who have heard Abba Seraphim before will know what I mean when I say that the lecture had all his usual hallmarks: learning lightly worn and skilfully put across; leavened with humour and illuminating comparisons with our own times; and illustrated with interesting contemporary sources.

All that on top of coming up from London and conducting a two hour service! I know I speak for all of us at Babingley when I say thank you to Abba Seraphim. And, as I say, any of you within reach of Babingley in a fortnight's time, do come along.

In Christ,

John

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
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