St. Paul’s launches Fall First Sunday Lecture Series

On the first Sunday of the months of October, November and December at 4:00 p.m., the Episcopal Church of Saint Paul the Apostle at 34th & Abercorn will host a lecture series exploring the intersection of the spirit and the arts.

The lectures are free and open to the public, and a reception will follow each lecture.

On Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m., Prof. Edwin Johnson will discuss John Milton’s Paradise Lost featuring the illustrations of Gustave Dore and William Blake from the age of Romanticism.

On Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m., James T. Janson, Ph.D, will present a lecture titled “Hairshirts, Keys and X-shaped Crosses: Saints and Their Symbols.”

The series will culminate on Sunday, December 6 with a program titled “Humble Images from Novice Nuns in a Fourteenth- Century Copy of Meditations on the Life of Christ” presented by Stephen W. Wagner, Ph.D.

In addition to the lecture series, St. Paul’s will host a Lunch on the Lawn at St. Paul’s for SCAD students, neighbors and members of St. Paul’s parish on Saturday, October 17 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Also, St. Paul’s will also offer a cash prize for the best presentation of the spiritual in art at SCAD’s 2010 Sidewalk Arts Festival.

“We want to invite the community to deepen their appreciation of the arts and experience the transformative power of art in the human spirit,” comments Fr. Liam Collins, associate rector at St. Paul’s. “St. Paul’s is a place where wonderful things happen, for example, we provide space for the Savannah Children’s Choir and the Goliard ensemble to meet.

With a positive new SCAD presence in the neighborhood at Arnold Hall, we want to further explore the connections between the arts and the spirit by encouraging and celebrating the visual arts as well,” explains Fr. Collins.

For more information, go to , or contact the church office at (912) 232-0274.

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