A Weekend With the Prayer Book

Derek Olsen, biblical scholar and author of the just-released Reading Matthew with Monks: Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England, comes to Holy Trinity to teach on the spirituality of the prayer book. Join Derek on:

  • Friday, May 15: 6:00 7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room. Topic is Family Devotional Life with the Book of Common Prayer. This is designed for all ages. Pizza dinner will follow so families can get to the Decatur Lantern Parade at 8:30, if they want.
  • Saturday, May 16: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Church of the Epiphany, 2089 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Topic: The BCP and a Theology of Saints.
  • Sunday May 17: 9:15 a.m. – 10:05(ish) in Tisdale Hall: Rector’s Forum with Derek Olsen. Topic is Sacraments and Discipleship.

All are welcome.

Dr. Derek Olsen earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Emory University in 2011. His research focuses on the intersection between Scripture and Liturgy. Currently, he serves as the Secretary for the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission for Liturgy & Music, and is co-chair of the Calendar Committee that has drafted a replacement for the embattled Holy Women, Holy Men. Husband of the Rev. Meredith Kefauver Olsen, a fellow Candler grad and an Episcopal priest, they live in Baltimore with their two daughters. Dr. Olsen is the liturgical editor of the newly revised St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, the programmer of the St. Bede’s Breviary, and is the author of Reading Matthew with Monks: Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England published by Liturgical Press.

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