Society for Ecumenical Studies
SAINTS AND CELEBRITIES:
An Ecumenical Study Afternoon for
All Saints’ Day
Friday, 1 November 2019
2 p.m. – 5 p.m
Mount Street Jesuit Centre
114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH
Nearest underground stations: Bond Street or Green Park
Revd. Dr. Sarah Hall (URC)
& Fr. Dominic Robinson SJ
Both serve on the Roman Catholic/United Reformed Dialogue in the UK
The event will start with refreshments at 2 p.m. and finish with Vespers at 4.30 p.m.
While the Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican churches have a myriad of different understandings of the cult of the saints, the traditions flowing into the United Reformed Church would seem at first sight to disregard a belief in the saints as an unnecessary accretion. Yet parts of the URC tradition hold up certain individuals from whom we can learn how follow Christ. This day conference explores some of what the churches believe about saints today and what we can learn and receive from each other. This dialogue is placed in the context of the growing significance of celebrity in our culture.
Cost: SfES members free; non-members £10
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