Pentecost 2012

Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 6pm:
Sung Mass of the Vigil of Pentecost at Holy Rood, Folly Bridge, Oxford

Preacher: Fr Richard Duffield, Cong. Orat.
Music: Haydn, Missa Sancti Nicolai (The Newman Consort)

and

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 7.30pm
Solemn Evensong and Benediction of Wednesday in Whitsun-week

Preacher: The Rev’d Professor Allen Brent, DD
Music includes: Fayrfax, Magnificat Regale, De la Rue, O Salutaris

About the preacher:
Allen Brent is a scholar in the field of Early Christian History, exploring the interface between Christianity and Classical Culture, particularly in the development of Church Order. In 2008 he was awarded a higher doctorate (D.D.) at Cambridge University following an examination of his published works.

He is a Senior Member of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and was for two years (2008-2010) an Affiliated Lecturer in the University’s Faculty of Divinity, where he taught a Tripos Paper on early Christian life and thought. He remains a Faculty Member. At present he is Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of London, King’s College, working with Professor Markus Vinzent, with a British Academy (BARDA)award, see BARDA Epigraphy.

Recently he has been appointed to a Professorship at the Augustinianum, the Patristics Institute of the Lateran University, Rome, where, commencing February 2012, he will be teaching a second semester course on early Christian history, addressing non literary, epigraphic and iconographic sources in addition to literary ones. He will be joined by his King’s London PhD students, who will be resident and supervised at the British School at Rome.

He is joint editor with Markus Vinzent of Studia Patristica and is a member of the editiorial board of Vetera Christianorum.

Formerly an Anglican, he was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood at Norwich Cathedral on Wednesday 15th June, 2011, as part of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Blessed John Henry Newman which, in response to the appeal of Pope Benedict XVI has fulfilled the aim of the Oxford Movement and entered the unity of the Catholic Church.

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