Mount St. Mary’s College sponsors a series of workshops in its Ecclesia Program. They are open to all, but geared especially for church ministers, either lay or ordained, salaries or volunteer.
On Saturday, February 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Program will sponsor “Early Christians in Turkey: Most Important Sites to Visit Today,” a workshop led by Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Director of Biblical Education at the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.
This workshop will explore some of the important sites of the early Christian centuries that are now visible to modern pilgrims, thanks to current archaeology. The ancient remains of these sites provide the context for deeper understanding of passages in the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of Paul. Examining the cities and regions such as Antioch (Antakya), Tarsus, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Nicea, and Constantinople (Istanbul) will give participants new insight to the gifts and struggles of early Christians. While designed as preparation for those going on pilgrimage to Turkey in May, this workshop will also enrich those who wish to understand more of the growth of the earliest Christian communities as they extended beyond the Holy Land.
The workshop will be held on the Mount's Doheny campus (near U.S.C.).
The cost is $25 per person, with a discounted price of $20 per person for groups of five or more people registering together.
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or contact Ms. Gail Gresser, Director of Campus Ministry at (310) 954-4126 or at: