There are precious few descriptions of Saint Emily’s life. She was the daughter of a martyr and the daughter-in-law of Macrina the Elder. Along with her husband Basil the Elder, she gave birth to ten children. She instilled the Orthodox faith in her children, teaching them to pray and devote their lives to the service of the Church. As a result of her zealous yet maternal instruction of her children, five of them are commemorated as saints on the calendar of the Church: Saints Macrina, Basil, Peter of Sebaste, Gregory of Nyssa, and Theosebia, a deaconess. Therefore, Saint Emily is often called without exaggeration “the mother of saints.”
O Holy Saint Emily, mother of Saints, ye that stand before the throne of the Most High, intercede fervently for our souls.
Saint Aristobulus, the brother of Saint Barnabas is called the Apostle of Britain and was its first bishop. He was ordained and sent to Britain by the Apostle Paul who mentions him in his epistle to the Romans (16:10). He endured the torments and malice of the pagans, eventually baptising them, and having established the Church here he reposed in peace.
O Holy Apostle Aristobulus, intercede to our merciful God, that He may grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
This day conference presents the research from a four-year project editing Welsh Lives, poetry and genealogies of saints in Wales, and launches a new research project on the Latin Lives of Welsh saints.
Speakers: J. Wyn Evans, Ann Parry Owen, Paul Russell, David Parsons.
Alaw Mai Edwards, Jenny Day, Martin Crampin
Talks in Welsh and English, simultaneous English translation available
To register please contact Angharad Elias
Chwedlau’r Llan: Seintiau o Benfro i’r Fflint
Ar Ddydd Gŵyl Dewi cofiwn y rhan sylfaenol a chwaraeodd moliant y seintiau yng nghymdeithas Cymru cyn y Diwygiad Protestannaidd. Bydd y sgwrs hon gan Dr David Parsons yn trafod testunau Cymraeg yr Oesoedd Canol ynglŷn â’r seintiau, ac yn archwilio’r cysylltiad cryf gyda llefydd ac ardaloedd penodol.
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On St David’s Day we are reminded that the veneration of saints played a central part in pre-Reformation Welsh society. This talk given by Dr David Parsons discusses medieval Welsh-language texts about saints, and examines their strong relationship with particular places and regions.
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*** Event held in Welsh with simultaneous translation. ***
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, Ceredigion on Wednesday 1 March 2017
Doors Open at 12:45PM
From 1:15PM to 2:15PM
Box Office: (01970) 632 548