Clerics, were obviously responsible for cult or, more generally, spiritual care. But that was only part of of their usual activity. It was so not only because most of them had to pursue a non-ecclesiastical profession in order to provide for their families. It was also because running the church required taking care about all sort of mundane issues:
- church buildings (dilapidation, leaking roof, a place to live for church staff)
- necessary consumables (oil for lamps, chrism, bread, wine, books, church linens)
- church estates
- financial resources and financial relations with the bishop.
These sessions will be sponsored by the Presbyters in the Late Antique West project, based at the University of Warsaw (https://projectpresbyters.wordpress.com). Please note that the project, sadly, the project cannot cover conference fee and travel expenses.