As part of the Lenten programming at my church, I will be giving three talks on the next three Sundays about the Holy Grail. I want to make these as spiritually relevant as possible, so my plan is to focus on some of the Grail questers in the medieval texts and why they succeed or fail. I’m sure I will end up talking quite a lot about the textual history of the Grail stories, though, as I find this stuff so interesting (and it’s also monstrously complex).
The dates are March 8, 15, and 22, the time is 12:45 (for lunch, with the study following), and the place is St. Thomas’s Church, 383 Huron St., Toronto.[caption id="attachment_839" align="aligncenter" width="612"] No, that is not a photograph of the Holy Grail. It is a late-twelfth-century French chalice.[/caption]