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Divine Women by the (almost) divine Bettany Hughes on BBC 2 tonight 11 April

Our favourite TV historian returns to the BBC with a brand new series tracing the hidden and, often controversial, history of women in religion. From Ancient Greece and Rome to China and India, she uncovers stories which unlock a secret … Continue reading

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New chair endowed in Byzantine Theology

As part of University efforts to expand its renowned Medieval Institute, Notre Dame established an endowed chair in Byzantine Theology this fall, according to a Friday press release. The position will focus on the theology of the Medieval Greek speaking … Continue reading

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Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain on CBS’ “60 Minutes” this Easter Sunday

One to try and watch! Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for … Continue reading

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Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy from BBC’s History of the World Series

At last this series brings us something from Byzantium! As the series now approaches a point in time which is just prior to the Renaissance, why has Byzantium had just one ‘outing’? The series lays claim to be a history … Continue reading

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Bettany Hughes – The Day Jesus Died

I had no plans to post today, nor to add more about Bettany so soon, but this programme first shown on Good Friday shows how good she is as a historian and documentary maker. Given a full one hour slot … Continue reading

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Icons and the Practice of Prayer – Rowan Williams

As we approach Easter, here is another chance to listen to this fascinating talk by the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Dr Rowan Williams. Icons are – among other things – practical aids to meditative prayer, and painted in a … Continue reading

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The Byzantine music of Cappella Romana

As we approach Easter you may wish to add to your collection of Byzantine Orthodox music. The best in this field at the moment, in my view, are Cappella Romana. You can buy the CDs or download MP3 format. Click … Continue reading

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