The Hall of Men will gather on Thursday, April 26 in the year of our Lord 2018.
Director Doom will present Jacques-Paul Migne. Described as a "crazed merchandiser of sacred learning," this 19th century Frenchman was responsible for the 400+ volumes of early Christian texts in the Patrologia Graeca (Greek Patrology) and the Patrologia Latina (Latin Patrology). His work serves as an inspirational model for Director Doom and the Eighth Day Institute.
As usual, doors will open at The Ladder at 7 pm and food will be served around 7:30 pm. At 8:30 pm we'll prepare for the lecture with the Eighth Day Convocation: hymn, patristic and scripture readings, the Nicene Creed, and the Lord's Prayer. Then a great lecture followed by good questions, discussion, and fellowship.
We hope you can join us at The Hall.
Christ is Risen!
-The Hall of Men
Many moons ago, we opened up The Ladder on Friday evenings for a sort of happy hour. We called it the Benedict Hour.
We experimented with its revival back in the fall of 2017, exclusively for Eighth Day Members and their guests, and have settled on a regular schedule.
The Ladder will be open for Eighth Day Members and their guests from 4:30-7:00 on Final Fridays, beginning this April 27.
And if you've been waiting for the Symposium issue of Synaxis on "Cultivating Friendship in a Fracture Age", you can drop by and pick up your copy - they will be released at this Benedict Hour!
There is no agenda, just an opportunity for our community to have fellowship and real conversation in a pub-like space without noisy background music nor distracting televisions filling every nook and corner (instead, most available space is filled with timely and timeless books!).
Our hope is also to bring back Table Talks for the public on these Final Fridays. We'll keep you posted on that front.
If you're not yet a member, consider joining our growing community and join us for the Benedict Hour this April 27.
See you there!
In honor of Fr. Georges Florovsky, this event will be a week of prayer, papers, lectures, workshops and a banquet promoting a return to the sources for Christian unity.
Learn more and register for our inaugural Florovsky Week at THIS LINK.