Good morning from a truly beautiful sunny day here in Edinburgh – it feels like summer, and everyone is enjoying this early dash of warmth. The apple trees are blooming and I will share pictures of the Meadows soon, as the trees are in full flower.
I wanted to let you know about an exciting event this summer in Newhaven, Edinburgh. The Abbey Summer School is a time for the laity to come together and engage with theology and take time to think and pray more deeply on issues that are central to Christianity. This year, the central theme is “The Holy Trinity”.
The central speaker is Jeremy Begbie, who is particularly interested in the connection between music and theology in particular, and art in general.
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited by Julie Canlis, another leader and organiser and rather amazing person in general, to join the group and lead Orthodox Morning Prayers in a small session, and then on the following day give a short – and I mean short – talk on the Rublev icon of the Holy Trinity and how it is understood from the Orthodox theological position. There will be a chance to participate in an art workshop led by the experienced tutor Carol Marples, who works with Leith School of Art often before Easter.
I am very excited about this opportunity to connect with some really interesting theologians, fellow Christians and share a little of my understanding of the Trinity, having been a Scots Presbyterian in my youth and an Orthodox Christian for the last 19 years. I hope some of you can come along!