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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

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Added on 02/02/2013

The Right Revd Andrew Thomas Griffith John
The Right Revd Andrew Thomas Griffith John
Bishop of Bangor

Saturday 2 February 2013

New Bi–Lingual Service Book
Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise (the Irish Guild of the Church) has announced details of the launch its new bilingual services book which will take place in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday 16 February.

The purpose of the book is to facilitate bilingual worship and open up the possibilities of new theological insights in the experience of worship.   It is particularly appropriate that friends in the Church in Wales will travel to Dublin for the launch as it was their texts which inspired the production of this book. At a seminar in the cathedral’s Music Room, beginning at 2pm, they will talk about the measures under consideration in the Church in Wales to give the Welsh language an enhanced place in the life of the Church there.   The delegation will be led by the Bishop of Bangor, the Rt. Revd Andrew John, and include Mr. Cynog Davis, former MP and AM for Ceredigion, Canon Idris Thomas from the Diocese of Bangor and the Revd Gwynn ap Gwilym, Bishops’ Adviser for Church Affairs. The Bishop of Cashel & Ossory, the Rt Revd Michael Burrows, who is patron of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise, the Ven.Gary Hastings, and Dáithí Ó Maolchoille will also speak to these issues in an Irish context.

The formal launch of the new services book, An Chomaoineach Naofa agus Seorbhísí eile/Holy Communion and other frequently–used Services will take place in the crypt at 5pm followed by Trilingual Evensong/Urnaí na Nona/ Trí theangach at 6.00. 

Further information on this event and on the work of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise may be had from Caroline Nolan at gaeleaglais@gmail.com.

The celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of St Brigid’s church, Stillorgan, continue this weekend with guided tours of the church and graveyard today (Saturday) from 10am, an exhibition in the parish hall, local history talks and genealogical consultations. The celebrayions will conclude with a service in St Brigid’s church tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 11.30am.

In Church House, Armagh, on Monday the Electoral College to elect a new Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh, in succession to the Rt Revd Ken Clarke, will be held. The Electoral College will be preceded by a celebration of the Eucharist in St Patrick’s cathedral at 11am. In the evening at 8pm in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, a special Service for Revival will led by Brother David Jardine, Director of the Interdenominational Divine Healing Ministries. The guest speaker will be the Revd Jim Rea, a former President of the Methodist Church, who has had a 40 year ministry of fostering better relationships. 

On Monday and Tuesday the Dublin & Glendalough Clergy Conference will be held in Kilkenny.

The Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin will be in Rome next week to attend an international gathering of bishops hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio. The community specialises in social action and invites Roman Catholic bishop from around the world as well as Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox bishops. 

From Tuesday to Friday in centres throughout the city, The Exile, six short community dramas which reflect the experience of the protestant community of Derry, will be staged. Between 1969 and 1979 90% of the protestant population living on the west bank of the River Foyle moved away from the city. The Exile seeks to create a safe space for people to begin to hear these stories. This project is being run by Christ Church parish and further details may be had from the Revd Earl Storey at earl@topstorey.org.

 


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