Eating with Jesus:
How the First Christians Worshipped
APRIL 18: The Very Rev. Dr. Andrew McGowan (Berkeley Divinity School at Yale) join us for our Sunday Forum.

The New Testament does not seem to depict Church-going as we know it, it but does depict meals. Jesus eats with his disciples (and often with rogues), but his meals just before his death and after his resurrection have particular resonance in the Gospel stories.

Sunday, April 18
11am, Via Zoom

The Very Rev. Dr. Andrew McGowan, scholar of ancient Christianity, will explore how the earliest Christians gathered to eat with Jesus and thus – eventually – gave us our familiar eucharistic liturgy. He serves as Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. His specialized work on early Christianity focusses on meals, ritual, and the idea of sacrifice. His books include Ancient Christian Worship (Baker Academic, 2014) on sale at Dogwood Books and Gifts.


In addition to leading our Sunday Form, we are also pleased to welcome Dean McGowan as guest preacher at our 10am Eucharist on April 18!  Join us in-person or livestream the service from home!  Learn more>


Andrew McGowan