John Gayer, a 17th century Lord Mayor of London, had a close encounter with a lion while working in Syria. He prayed, the lion left, and he gratefully endowed a sermon to be given every year thereafter.
So, if you go to the St Katharine Kree church in London at 1pm on the 16th of October of any year, you’ll hear a sermon on challenges to the Christian faith. It’s known as the “lion sermon.” Alas , you probably won’t see a lion.
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Is the Lion’s Sermon still celebrated in October?
Because of Covid-19 restrictions this year’s Lion Sermon was online only. You can see the recording here: https://stkatharinecree.com/what-is-on/371st-lion-sermon-recorded-thursday-15th-october-2020