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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Added on 10/11/2012

Saturday 10 November 2012

Tomorrow (Sunday) there will be acts of remembrance in cathedrals and parish churches throughout the Church of Ireland.

At 11am RTE will televise a live RTE/Kairos service from St Peter’s church, Drogheda, led by the rector, the Revd Michael Graham, with music by Michael Holohan composer, local soloists, choirs, bellringers and musicians. The church grounds is also the historical site of the medieval collegiate church of St Peter and it was there that the Dominican friar, Fr. Philip Bennet preached his sermon of peace to the warring townsfolk on the 1st of November 1412. This great act of reconciliation resulted in the unification of Drogheda as one town and borrough. In the evening, at 5.25pm, the BBC will broadcast Songs of Praise from St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen

Tomorrow morning (Sunday), in St Macartin’s cathedral, the preacher at the Remembrance Day Service will be Lord Eames. In Christ Church, Gorey, members of ONE (Organization of National Ex–Service Men and Women) will attend the Remembrance Service where the preacher will be the rector, Canon Mark Hayden, while in Staplestown parish church, Co. Carlow, the Remembrance Service will have guests from Oglaigh Naisuinta na hEireann. In the afternoon, at 3.15pm, in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the Revd Nigel Crossey, Chaplain of St Columba’s College, will preach at the British Legion Annual Remembrance Service which will be attended by President Higgins.

On Tuesday the lunchtime lecture in St Bartholomew’s church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, will be given by Harry Bunting, formerly Lecturer and Course Director in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Ulster, on ‘Are Our Wars Just? Subtitled ‘Human Conflict: the Augustinian perspective’, the lecture is set against the background of recent wars around the globe, some involving western powers and whose justification has been widely called into question. In the evening, at 8pm, in St Catherine & St James church, the Archbishop of Dublin will institute Canon Mark Gardner as rector of the new parish of St Catherine & St James with St Audoen.

Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise will host a music workshop on Wednesday evening on ‘Hymns that you would like to hear in Irish’. This will take place in the Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, at 6.30pm. The ‘Mutual Listening Evening’, arranged for Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, has been postponed.

On Thursday the Dean of Belfast, the Very Revd John Mann, with representatives from Christian Aid, will arrive in Delhi to begin a visit to projects which are supported by the Black Santa Appeal. In addition to visiting Delhi the group will also travel to Tamil Nadu and Andrapradesh.

A new CD by the choristers of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin will be launched at a free concert in the cathedral on Friday at 6.00pm. This recording entitled ‘In Dublin’s Fair City’ features just the choristers accompanied by harpist Dianne Marshall, guitarist Victoria Green and organists David Leigh and Harry Meehan. Many of the tracks chosen have special links with the cathedral; four of them were written or arranged by cathedral musicians, others have much older links including Handel’s ‘How beautiful are the feet’ from Messiah which was first performed by members of both St Patrick’s and Christ Church Cathedral choirs. The Choristers will be performing live a number of the tracks included on the recording and will also then be joined by the Cathedral Consort with whom they will perform a wide variety of works not included on the recording, both sacred and secular


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