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Church of Ireland Notes from the Irish Times, 29 June 2013

Irish Times Notes

Added on 29/06/2013

Summer Issue of Search
The summer issue of the Church of Ireland journal, Search, edited by Canon Virginia Kennerley, has been published, carrying the proceedings of a colloquium, which was organized last spring by Search and the Trinity College Dublin Chaplaincy, on the subject of Anglican perspectives on the Second Vatican Council.

The colloquium was introduced and concluded by the archbishops of Dublin and the papers of Dr Jackson and Dr Martin are now available, along with papers by the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, who reflected on inter–faith matters; from the Revd Dr Kevin Moroney, a former member of the staff of the Church of Ireland Theological College and now serving in the episcopal church in Pennsylvania, who considered liturgical matters; and from Dr Clare Amos of the World Council of Churches who discussed the Council’s influence of biblical scholarship. Closer to home, Dr Andrew Pierce, from the Irish School of Ecumenics, considered inter–church theology.

Aside from the proceedings of the colloquium this issue of Search carries a highly topical article from the Ven. Gordon Linney on ‘Abortion Revisited – 30 years after the X Case’. In addition there is there usual eclectic selection of book reviews of which one has a particularly topical significance. Commemorations: Help or Hindrance to a Better Future is the latest Catalyst pamphlet which has been reviewed by Dr Valerie Jones who will be one of the speakers at the Church of Ireland symposium on the Dublin Lock Out to be held in Liberty Hall on 16 November. Catalyst pamphlets may be had from Jean Bird, 2 Holland Park, Belfast BT5 6HB.

Information on the availability of and subscriptions to Search may be had at www.searchjournal.ireland.anglican.org

Today (Saturday) the Friends of St Canice’s cathedral, Kilkenny, will hold their annual meeting, preceded by Choral Evensong at 3pm, and followed by a talk by John Kirwan with afternoon tea in the Deanery.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is Social Media Day. To mark this event the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, has been invited to take part in the Cork Treasure Hunt of Famous Cork Tweeters.

On RTE 1 Television the special Ecumenical Service of the Word marking the 40th anniversary of the ecumenical sharing of the Chapel at Trinity College Dublin will be broadcast, led by the TCD Dean of Residence the Revd Darren McCallig and the TCD Chapel Choir. The final recital in the current series of Chapter Room Concerts in St Canice’s cathedral, Kilkenny will be held at 4pm when Roisin O’Grady (piano) and Malcolm Proud (harpsichord & organ) will play works by Monteverdi, Purcell and Nicholas de Grigny.

On Wednesday, trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan and organist David O’Shea, will provide ‘Music while you Munch’ at lunchtime in St Peter’s church, Portlaoise, and again on Friday at lunchtime in Sandford parish church, Dublin, offering music by Handel, Hayden, Piazzolla and others. On Thursday in St Paul’s church, Glenageary, the Goode School of Dance will give a lunchtime performance of Sylvia, and on Friday evening at 8pm the 90th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas will be celebrated in Calary church. Co. Wicklow, with a concert by Norah King, Aoife O’Sullivan and George Fleetwood – tickets from derekneilson@eircom.net.

On Friday at 6pm in the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre in the Long Room Hub of Trinity College, Dublin, the Salzburger Virgilschola will perform medieval plainchant from the Office of St Virgil of Salzburg with readings from his Life. This occasion marks the launch of ‘Amra’, a project on liturgical music for Irish saints in medieval Europe. Further information may be had from amraproject300@gmail.com. This event has been organized with the support of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (www.fmrsi.wordpress.com).