On Saturday the 26th of May Fr John Behr delivered a lecture in the church of the Orthodox Parish of Amersfoort.
Those who have already experienced an evening with father John, will know that the word “lecture” is not an apt description. Intellectually challenging, interactive with the audience, not without humor, this lecture about the Life-giving Spirit provided much food for contemplation.
Fr John about his lecture: “This weekend we will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost, the bestowal of the Life-giving Spirit as the culmination and continuation of Christ’s Paschal work. How is the bestowal of the Spirit related to the mystery of Pascha and to our own lives? Why do we primarily speak of the Spirit as the one who gives life and how is this life lived?”