On Saturday March 1st – the Welsh national holiday – Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Church, 601 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, will host a Celtic dinner and presentation focusing on the lives and times of the early Christian saints of Britain and Ireland, including David of Wales, Ninian of Scotland, and Patrick of Ireland.
Addressing the period from AD 300-600, topics to be covered include the religious culture of the Celts (Christian and Pagan), the Roman, Viking, and Anglo-Saxon invasions; the birth of British/Irish monasticism; and roles of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches in the lives of the Christian faithful in Britain and Ireland. The presentation by the Very Reverend Nathan Kroll begins at 4:00 p.m. and will include Welsh tea and British baked goods. The lecture is free.
The dinner to follow (at about 5:30 p.m.) will feature a selection of favourites from the Celtic cultures: Welsh rarebit, Manx carrot and parsnip soup, Irish Colcannon, English swedes with peas, bread, and Scottish Treacle Tart. All the food is homemade by our amazing cooks and bakers. The dinner costs $20 per person. Please join us!