St Luke in the Fields


Adult Ed | The Venerable Bede, Saint

Adult Ed | The Venerable Bede, Saint

Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Laughlin Hall, The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY US 10014

Coordinator: Fr. William Ogburn


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The Venerable Bede, Saint

Bede (673-735) lived from his early youth to his death in the associated monasteries of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow in County Durham. He was later buried in the Galilee Porch of Durham Cathedral, near St. Cuthbert, of whom he had written two lives. The greatest and most influential scholar between Gregory the Great and the Carolingian age, he is remembered for works of biblical exegesis, work on the computus (the figuring of the date of Easter), saints lives, and (above all) the Ecclesiastical History of the English People.  At the end of the History, he prayed that, having been granted “sweetly to drink in the words of Thy knowledge,” he would one day “come to Thee, the Fountain of all wisdom, and appear for ever before Thy face.”

Presented by Special Guest Speaker, The Rev. Dr Mac Gatch

Martyrs, Mystics, & Saints is an exploration of the lives, work, and deaths of specific Christians whose exemplary devotion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ continually inspires us today as followers of Jesus on our journey into the heart of God.

This is the final class of the series.