New light on Gildas

New light on Gildas

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU
Mon 2nd September 2019 1:00PM

Dr Iestyn Daniel explores anew the questions surrounding the sixth-century Latin document commonly known as De Excidion Britanniae, which has been the subject of considerable sturdy but much about it still remains unresolved and debatable.

In this lecture he will bring additional light to bear on such questions as Gildas’ linguistic inheritance and ethnic identity, where he lived, where he launched his missive and his Latin style, and will outline the main conclusions of his work on a new Welsh edition of the text.

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles has been elected Archbishop of Thyateira, Great Britain and Ireland

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles has been elected Archbishop of Thyateira, Great Britain and Ireland

His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles
His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas (Lulias) of the Dardanelles is currently Director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, a member of the Graduate Theological Union of the University of California at Berkeley CA. Before being elected metropolitan of the Dardanelles in Turkey, he served as the first Metropolitan bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, named to this office by the Sacred and Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in December 1996 and formally installed in January 1997 at the Cathedral of Saint Luke the Evangelist in Hong Kong. Metropolitan Nikitas was born in Tampa FL in 1955), earned his B.A. (Honors) and M.Div. (Honors) from the University of Florida (1976) and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline MA (1980). He pursued graduate studies at the University of Thessaloniki in Greece (1980-82) and studied the Russian language at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in Russia (1992-93).