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Lenten Studies Program 2008

St Peterís Anglican Parish, Fredericton

Study Sessions on Christian Church Architecture.

Feb 17: 2:30 - 3:30

Session # I: Basic Principles of Christian Architecture: Why not worship in a barn? Why Churches have the shape they do!

Feb 24: 2:30-3:30

Session # II: The Glory and Beauty of Europeís Great cathedrals: Why and how they were built.

March 16: 2:30-3:30

Session # III: Anglican Churches in a New World: The Prayer Book, wood and winter.

This yearís Lenten Studies will examine the topic of Christian Church architecture. That churches are built differently than synagogues and mosques is obvious, why this is so is not so well understood. What considerations have Christians made in designing their worship spaces? What was done in the early Christian centuries to the year 1000? How and why were the great medieval Cathedrals built? What has been the thought behind wooden churches in the New World, especially in New Brunswick before and after Bishop Medley? These and many related matters will be touched upon. The excellent DVD entitled, Cathedral, by David Macauley will be viewed in 20 minute installments at each session. As well, helpful downloads from the Internet will aid us in viewing and appreciating Cathedral design and beauty.

All sessions are one hour in length and commence at 2:30 p.m. Coffee and light snacks will be served. Sessions will be held in St Peter's Parish Hall 2385 Woodstock Road. If in doubt of a session being held due to weather please call the parish office at - 454-8752. In the event of a postponement sessions will be bumped ahead one week (excluding March 2, we will jump that date, for Fr Hebb will be out of country).