Event Date: Tuesday, March 31st 2020, 7:00pm
2020 Reading of the Sacred Texts Lecture with Kathryn Barush
‘Shield, help, & bring to joy': Pilgrimage through sacred song
The event will also be livestreamed on the GTU's YouTube page.
This lecture explores the healing, protective, and mnemonic capacity of music as used in the context of religious pilgrimage. In the 12th century, Godric, known as ‘the Hermit saint of Finchale’, gave up his life as a merchant seaman to embark on a lengthy pilgrimage. He eventually settled in Durham, England, where he befriended wild animals and lived an ascetic and...