Packed full of precious religious art – a splendid basilica with exquisite little chapels, intricately carved wooden doors and breathtaking mosaics, an amazing collection of the rarest early icons to survive, and St Catherine’s Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai, Egypt was founded in the sixth century by Byzantine emperor Justinian I – the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments, the location of the legend of the Burning Bush and the resting place of the martyred body of St Catherine. The Greek Orthodox monastery is a library of rare and beautiful religious manuscripts.
Dr Helen Rufus-Ward is a published art historian and university lecturer whose specialism is early Christian and Byzantine art.
Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.
For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.