Pilgrimage to St Justinians

Pilgrimage to St Justinians

19th October 2019

We will be embarking on a pilgrimage to St Justinians Chapel, the original resting place of the 6th century saint and heiromartyr. Meeting at the Cathedral in St Davids before making our way to St Justinians for a celebration of Vespers at 3pm. 

2pm Meeting at Merrivale car park (SA62 6RJ) opposite the Cathedral & Bishops Palace approx 1.7 miles from St Justinians – Walk or drive to St Justinians (parking is limited, lift available)

3pm Vespers service in the Chapel of St Justinian (SA62 6PY), the Chapel is open to the elements, pray for good weather.

5pm Veneration of the icon & relics of St Justinian in St Davids Cathedral

The Holy Hieromartyr Justinian of Ramsey Island, originally from a Breton Celtic family, was the confessor and spiritual father of Saint David of Wales. Ramsey Island was the site of Justinian’s hermitage, and lies just off the extreme southwest of Wales, near the city of St Davids.

Open Doors – St Nicholas’ Greek Orthodox Church Cardiff

Open Doors – St Nicholas’ Greek Orthodox Church Cardiff

Sat 14 Sep 2019
09:30 – 16:00
The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas is tucked away just off the top of Bute Street. It was built in 1906 in the Byzantine style. In fact, it is one of the very few churches in the UK built as an Orthodox church.

In recent years, the church has been completely renovated.

The church interior is very beautiful. There is a carved icon screen and wall paintings depicting scenes from the life of Christ and also St Nicholas.

During the open day, the church will be open from 9.30am until 4pm.

There will be a service in the morning for the Feast of the Holy Cross. This will conclude by 12 noon. There will be a guided tour at 2.30pm.

Address – St Nicholas’ Greek Orthodox Church, Greek Church Street, Cardiff, CF10 5HA.

More Info Here: https://cadw.gov.wales/open-doors-st-nicholas-greek-orthodox-church

Open Doors – Strata Florida Abbey

Open Doors – Strata Florida Abbey

Open Doors – Strata Florida Abbey
Sat 14 Sep 2019

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    The Cistercian monks of the Middle Ages were quite the entrepreneurs. They might have sought wild and lonely places to practise their religion but, like eager developers, they took advantage of this rural location near Tregaron to amass vast amounts of land. They needed the space to farm thousands of income-generating sheep. They also built roads and bridges which brought pilgrims and traders to the abbey. A shrewd move.

Strata Florida quickly became not only a site of huge religious significance in Wales but also a natural home for Welsh culture. Dafydd ap Gwilym, one of the best known of Wales’s medieval poets, is buried here under a yew tree.

You only need admire the majesty of the huge carved west doorway to appreciate how impressive this building must once have been. The plan of the church can still be clearly traced and, rather remarkably, some of the original richly decorated tiles from the abbey are still intact. One of them, ‘Man with the Mirror’, depicts a medieval gentleman admiring himself in a mirror!

Getting there – Road: Minor roads from Pontrhydfendigaid, reached from B4340. Rail: Aberystwyn 12mls/20kms Shrewsbury – Aberystwyth line. Bike: NCN Route No 82 (2mls/4kms).

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Sat 14 Sep 2019
11:00 – 16:00
Sun 15 Sep 2019
11:00 – 16:00

More Info Here: https://cadw.gov.wales/open-doors-strata-florida-abbey

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.

Services in Lampeter for Holy Week and Pascha

Services in Lampeter for Holy Week and Pascha

SUNDAY 21 APRIL. Palm Sunday / Entrance into Jerusalem
10.15 am Hours
10.45 am Divine Liturgy
12.15 pm Matins of the Bridegroom

HOLY WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL
6.00 pm Anointing Service

HOLY THURSDAY 25 APRIL
6.00 pm Matins of the Twelve Gospels

HOLY FRIDAY 26 APRIL
2.30 pm Vespers and Descent from the Cross
6.00 pm Matins, Lamentations and Epitaphios Procession

HOLY SATURDAY 27 APRIL
10.00 am Vespers and Liturgy of St Basil
11.30 pm Matins of the Resurrection

HOLY PASCHA SUNDAY 28 APRIL
00.00 am Christ is risen!
00.30 am Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

This will be followed by a bring and share meal of Paschal foods.

Happy Resurrection!

Orthodox Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St Brynach

Orthodox Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St Brynach

Saturday 6th April, 11.00hrs

St Brynach’s Church,  Nevern, Newport, Pembrokshire, SA42 0NF

followed by the opportunity for a Pub Lunch at the Trewern Arms. (https://trewernarms.com)

Weather permitting, the option of a gentle stroll following lunch.

The Bleeding Yew,

Nevern Churchyard

Tucker Memorial Lecture 13.02.2019

The Tucker Memorial Lecture 2019 will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the Tucker Lecture Theatre, Lampeter Campus. The guest lecturer is Dr Rhiannon Ifans who will speak on ‘Sant y Cariadon’ / The patron saint of lovers. The lecture will be delivered in Welsh, with simultaneous translation into English. The lecture is followed by the launch of Dr Ifans’ new volume Red Hearts and Roses? Welsh Valentine Songs and Poems. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome. Free entry. In association with the University of Wales Press.