Added on 18/01/2014
Saturday 18 January 2014
Christian Unity Week
The inaugural service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Dublin will take place tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 8pm in St Fintan’s Roman Catholic church, Sutton. This year’s theme ‘Is Christ Divided’, was chosen by the French Canadian Churches. At the invitation of the Dublin Council of Churches the preacher at the inaugural service will be Canon Desmond Sinnamon.
On Monday evening the Archbishop of Dublin will preach in St Joseph’s Roman Catholic church, Templeainey, Arklow, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, will preach in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, and in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh.
An interdenominational service in Irish will be held in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, on Friday evening at 8pm organized by Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise and Pobal an Aifrinn. This service of hymns, prayers and readings, a tradition for over 40 years, will feature the choir of Gaelscoil na Cille, Co. Meath and a consort of the Cathedral Choir. The preacher will be Fr Michael MacGreil SJ.
The popular ‘Living Worship’ course for musicians, worship leaders (clergy and lay ministers), choir members and all with an interest in the music of worship, organized by Church Music Dublin, begins today (Saturday) in the Mageough Hall, Rathmines. Mark Duley will discuss new choral and congregational initiatives at Galway’s St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church. On 25 January Peter Barley, St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, will talk about ‘Successfully introducing new repertoire’ and on 1 February: Aidan Greene, former musical director of Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, will introduce ‘Gospel music within liturgy, an Irish perspective’ For details please see www.churchmusicdublin.org/training or email: email@example.com.
Participants may register at the door on the day – cost €10/8.
Tomorrow (Sunday) at Evensong in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, two new prebendaries will be installed by the Dean, the Very Revd Victor Stacey. Dr William Morton, Dean of Derry, will be Prebendary of Howth, and Canon Patrick Harvey, Rector of Abbeyleix, will be Prebendary of Stagonil. A service of Choral Evensong will be held at 7pm in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, when the Revd Susan Watterson will be installed as Archdeacon of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe. The service will also include installations to the combined Chapter of St Mary’s and St Flannan’s of Canon Marie Rowley–Brooke as Treasurer, Canon Michael Johnston as Prebendary of St. Munchin & Tulloh, and Canon George Flynn as Prebendary of Inniscattery & Donoughmore. The Bishop of Limerick will preach at the service.
On Monday evening at 6pm in St Anne’s cathedral, Belfast, the Archbishop of Armagh will launch the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland’s Lent Bible Studies for 2014. The studies have been specifically designed to promote thoughtful discussion at parish level of Christian attitudes to the surrounding culture. The theme is ‘Christ and Culture’ and the five part series can be downloaded free from www.bibliahibernica.wordpress.com.
Printed copies are also available through the Bible Society, Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, and Belfast cathedral.
Dublin University Far Eastern Mission has been forging strong links with the Anglican Province of Hong Kong in recent years and this has resulted in exchanges of theological students between Ming Hua Theological College in Hong Kong and the Church of Ireland Theological Institute as well as the recent visit of Archbishop and Dean of Hong Kong to Ireland. Dr Kerry Houston is currently in Hong Kong delivering a series of lectures on music and liturgy as well as exploring future possibilities for stronger links between Hong Kong and Ireland
Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’