St Fursey and Julian the topic of Norwich events
Both St Fursey and Mother Julian seem to have had the experience of near-death. Come along on for a reception and talk on October 13 and a day event on October 14, inspired by these local figures.
The speaker at both events is Father Brendan Pelphrey, priest of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in San Antonio, Texas. He received his initial theological education at the University of Edinburgh and later a PhD from there in Medieval Christian Mysticism. He has participated in dialogue with HH the Dalai Lama and many representatives of Asian Buddhism in China, Tibet, Nepal, and Mongolia. He has published widely in the areas of English Christian mysticism, Christian spirituality, and interfaith dialogue.
The venue for both events is St. Luke's Church, Norwich, NR3 2HF
Evening event - Friday October 13 from 6.30pm
The event is entitled 'Days of Fire and Grace' and will comprise a talk and discussion, a drinks reception with light refreshments and a reflective liturgy derived from 'Nobilitate vigens Furseus' - The Medieval Office of St Fursey.
Both St Fursey and Julian saw the flames of eternal judgment, though there are significant differences. Father Brendan will raise the question about what Julian may have thought of her local saint. Julian seems to have emerged from the experience with a very different impression; or did she?
Tickets cost £15, including refreshments. Click here to book
Day event - Saturday October 14 - 9.30am - 5.30pm
The event is entitled 'Cosmic Science: Julian's Vision of Space, Time and Apocalypse in Pastoral Care'
Father Brendan will talk about how Julian’s ‘cosmic’ vision of incarnation and resurrection is important for us personally, and for those engaged in pastoral care - especially with her understanding of God’s relation to space/time. Her insights impact our whole understanding of death, for example, and the immediate effect of the resurrection on us today. Father Brendan will also share about how Julian has influenced him over the last 40 years as a priest, and her commonalities with Eastern Christian thought.
Tickets cost £30 for the full day, including light refreshments. Click here to book
Tickets cost £40 for both events