Tuesday, November 12, 2013


The Anglican and Eastern Churches Association (AECA) is organising a ‘Travel Award’ to commemorate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. An award of up to £1000, with secondary awards of up to £500 for study and research that furthers understanding between Anglican and Orthodox Christians. Application deadline 31st January 2014.

In February 313 the emperors Constantine and Licinius met in in Milan and agreed to recognise the Christian faith and all other religions equally, thereby reversing the former policy of persecution towards Christians in the Roman Empire. It was a major turning point in Christian and world history, enabling the Church east and west to flourish and grow. It is this event that the Anglican & Eastern Churches Association seeks to commemorate and celebrate with a special travel award.
The purpose of the award is to:
‘Partly or wholly fund travel and associated costs of fieldwork (such as accommodation, subsistence, fees etc.) for the purpose of study or research, resulting in a piece of written work. The travel and/or the written work should in some way further understanding and interaction between Anglican and Orthodox Christians’.
Examples of fieldwork and travel might include:
·         A visit to Mount Athos to research liturgical practices
·         Travel to Russia to study icons
·         A term in Egypt leaning Coptic
·         Time at St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, encountering monastic spirituality
The committee are open to a range of imaginative ideas that fulfil the purpose of the award and the requirements which are:
1.       That the travel should take place or commence in 2014.
2.       Written work in English will be produced by an agreed date and potentially appear in Koinonia, the journal of the Association.
3.       You agree to attendance at one or more AECA events before or after travel.
4.       This award is open to those at any level of formal study from undergraduate to doctoral level at a UK institution.
5.       The deadline is 31st January 2014. Applications must reach the association by 6pm on this date.
The award of up to an around £1000 and possibly one or more smaller prizes of up to £500 will be awarded and announced in February. Award winners will also receive free membership of the AECA for one year.
For an application form, or if you have any questions or need any further information please contact: Father Stephen Stavrou

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