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Seminar Series:
Introduction to the year 2004 program


Welcome to this guide to what is on offer in 2004 for the Institute for Spiritual Studies.

Once again, we offer you a varied fare, including both full day and evening sessions. We are delighted to have the assistance of so many excellent speakers.

Our program is a central part of the outreach of St Peter's Eastern Hill. We hope that you will find in several of the following seminars what you are seeking. Our aim is to encourage those who are travellers with us on the way of the spiritual life.

Our thanks to Jan Gordon-Clark and her fine team–many people work to make all this possible. But we know it is worth it when we get a good response.

So spread the word, check out the website here, or our e-list, for new and unexpected developments in case they occur. We look forward to your company through this coming year.

Fr John Davis
Vicar of St Peter's Church, Eastern Hill
Director of the Institute for Spiritual Studies

Program for 2004

Click on the name or title for further details about any event.

1. Archdeacon Ken Parker. A World Made New
Saturday 13 March, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

2. Rev'd Dr Austin Cooper. Tractarianism–Another Look
Thursday 22 April, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

3. Fr Bruce Duncan. How are we Morally to Evaluate War Today?
Wednesday 5 May, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

4. Tarrawarra Abbey. Ecumenical Vespers for the Vigil of Pentecost
Saturday 29 May, 3.00 pm–6.00 pm

5. Right Rev'd David Farrer and Fr James Minchin.
    A Celt for Our Times: The Archbishop We Had to Have
Saturday 22 May, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

6. David Tacey, Rufus Black and Professor Robert Gribben.
    Towards a Contemporary Australian Spirituality
Saturday 12 June, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

7. Fr Paul (Nadim) Tarazi. How Do We Read Scripture:
    Ancient and Modern, Western and Orthodox Approaches
Tuesday 6 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

8. Professor Abdul Khaliq Kazi. Prayer in Islam
Tuesday 13 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

9. Carmelite Monastery. Vespers for the Feast of St Elias
Tuesday 20 July, 5.45 pm

10. Rev'd Dr Andrew McGowan. Meal and Eucharist in the
      Early Church
Wednesday 28 July, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

11. Fr Gerald O'Collins. Living the Resurrection
Thursday 5 August, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

12. Right Rev'd John Bayton and members of the Icon School.
      An Introduction to the Art and Practice of the Icon
Saturday 14 August, 10.00 am–3.30 pm

13. Rev'd William Jordan. Gregorian Chant:
      The Church's Treasure, Old and New
Tuesday 7 September, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

14. Rev'd Dr Frank Senn. Liturgy and Culture
Thursday 7 October, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

15. Michael McGirr and Elaine Lindsay. A Place to Rest:
      Writing an Australian Spirit
Thursday 21 October, 7.30 pm–9.30 pm

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