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Monthly History Lecture: The Christian Calendar: Seasons, Feasts, Fasts & Saints - Tuesday, January 22, 6:30/7:30 p.m.

posted 5 Sep 2018, 19:16 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 28 Nov 2018, 06:26 ]
No lecture in December. The January lecture in our series on the history of Christian worship explores how the calendar of Christian observances developed. Why Sunday rather than Saturday? How were the dates of Easter and Christmas chosen? What are the practices that accompany our church calendar, and where did they come from?

The lecture includes slideshow of maps, personalities, art and architecture, plus music or movie clips as they help to tell the story.

Over the coming year, lectures will explore: music, art and architecture, the Christian calendar of seasons and holy days, how we engage our intellect, the role of drama from passion plays through to the impact of modern technology.

Dates: Our monthly sessions are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month: 
  • January 22 - The Calendar
  • February 26 - Art in the Liturgy
  • March 26 - Sermons and Preaching
  • April 23 - Personal Devotions
  • May 28 - Drama in the Liturgy
  • June 25 - Entering and Leaving Worship

  • The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer
  • Mervin Fick, Director of Music at St. Anne's
  • Chris Irwin, Professor of Humanities at Humber College
We meet in the Skey Room, in the St. Anne's Parish Hall (see photo at right).
  • Supper - 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture - 7:30 p.m.
  • Concludes by 8:45 p.m.
Everyone is welcome; you do not have to be a member of St. Anne's or any church to participate.