Monday, 10 January 2022

Orthodox Spirituality Quiet Day

 

Dear Friends of St Benedict's Centre,

I would like to let you know about a Quiet Day on Orthodox spirituality and the Jesus prayer, to be held on the 29th January at 65 Maidstone Road, Chatham from 10 till 4pm.  It will be led by Paul Stevens, with Karin Dixon.  

This day will open a window on the world of eastern orthodoxy and its rich and profound spirituality.  A film will be shown about the late Metropolitan Antony Bloom who helped introduce Russian orthodox spirituality to the UK. In the afternoon the focus will be on the Jesus Prayer, which has been in use in the eastern church over many centuries and is well known for its transformative effect on the spiritual life. 

To book: please email susannecarlssons@hotmail.co.uk  

Best wishes,

Jane

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 22

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 22:   Theotokos of Smolensk (c. 1500) “Hodgeteria” type icon. Icons of Mary classically fall into a number of distinct types. Yesterday we saw...

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 21

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 21:   Virgin Eleusa   c. 1425–50    Angelos Akotantos Icons of this type, showing Mary cheek to cheek with her child are called Virgin Eleusa ...

Monday, 20 December 2021

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 20

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 20:   The Presentation in the Temple, Rembrandt 1606-1669 When Jesus was 40 days old, Mary and Joseph brought him to the Temple, as religious ...

Sunday, 19 December 2021

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 19

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 19:   The rest on the flight into Egypt:  Gerard David 1460-1523 This picture, inspired by the story in Matthew’s Gospel of the Holy Family’s ...

Saturday, 18 December 2021

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 18

St Peter and St Paul, Seal: Picturing Mary: Day 18:   The Adoration of the Magi. 1 490-1500, Book of Hours Central France Mary holds Jesus as the magi, pictured as medieval kings, present th...