17 May 2010

Passion: Human and Divine

Patrick Comerford

“Passion Human and Divine” is the theme of this year’s Summer School of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, which takes place from 18 - 23 July 2010 in Sidney Sussex College Cambridge.

This is the eleventh annual Summer School of the IOCS. The brochure for the summer school includes an image of the well-known icon of Christ (right) in Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai.

This year’s speakers include:

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, “Divine Passion: Does God Suffer?” and “Human Passion: Enemy or Friend?”

Dr Sebastian Brock, “The ‘anger’ of God: some thoughts from the Syriac Fathers,” and “The passions according to John the Solitary.”

The Revd Professor Andrew Louth, “‘May the One who suffered for us and freed us from the passions, Almighty Saviour, have mercy on us!’: Reflections on the Passion and the passions.

The Revd Dr Nikolai Sakharov, “From Passion to Compassion. The Experience of the Saints according to St Silouan the Athonite.”

Dr Marcus Plested, “Removing the veil: Macarius on the Passions.”

Professor David Frost, “Blake’s Nobadaddy: The Wrath of God and the Love of Man.

The programme includes a pilgrimage to the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, for the Divine Liturgy, followed by a tour of the monastery.

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