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to be given on Sunday, 7 July 2024
beginning at 3.00 pm
at the Ealing Abbey Parish Hall by

Dr James Blackstone

of Saint Dunstan Icons, Shrewsbury
and of the Chichester Workshop for Liturgical Art
speaking on

Intoxication and Illumination:
Art oriented toward the infinite beauty of God

exploring transcendent beauty in liturgical art
with particular attention to the writings of Pseudo-Dionysius, especially
‘that superabundance of delights unfathomable to the mind’ and
‘the total and indescribable limitlessness of God’s well-being’

finding resonance in the text of Sacrosanctum Concilium122

‘arts … are oriented toward the infinite beauty of God’

‘artes … ad infinitam pulchritudinem divinam spectant’

Image of James Blackstone, IconographerSchedule:
3:00-3:45   Presentation by James Blackstone
break to get tea or drinks from the Bennet Bar
4:00-4:10   Response by Martin Earle
4:10-4:20   Response by Maxina Studnik
4:20-4:40   open discussion
Followed by a cash bar in the Benet Club at St. Benedict Parish Centre

Hosted by the Liturgical Institute
a ministry of Ealing Abbey
and St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough

Event held at
the Ealing Abbey Parish Hall
2, Marchwood Crescent
Ealing, London W5 2DZ 
Contact Clare Cogswell at this email address.
A map is available here.