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Added on 23/01/2016

Reconciliation is the theme for the sixth series of Lenten Bible Studies offered by the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland. The studies will be formally launched by BACI patrons, the Archbishop of Armagh and the Archbishop of Dublin, at 12.40pm next Tuesday in Church of Ireland House, Dublin.

The five Bible Studies, are titled 1. Power and Service, 2. Transcending Boundaries, 3. Reaching out to Others, 4. Taking down the Walls, and 5. Do as you would be done by. They were composed by a team including the Revd William Olhausen, Canon Ginnie Kennerley, Canon Paul Houston, Linda Chambers, Barbara Bergin, and the Revd Earl Storey.

The booklets will retail at €2.50/ €20 for ten; but will be available at a 10% discount at the launch and may be ordered in advance from Barbara Bergin berginba@gmail.com or 56, Avondale Court, Blackrock. Co. Dublin. Copies can be bought subsequently in Church of Ireland House, from The Book Well in Belfast (info@thebookwell.co.uk), from leading cathedral bookshops, and Footprints shops in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire at £2.00/ €2.50 per copy. The studies will also be available for free download from the BACI website: https://bibliahibernica.wordpress.com

This morning (Saturday) the second part of the Living Worship course, organized by Church Music Dublin, will begin in the Mageough Hall, Cowper Road, Dublin, at 10am when the Ven. Ricky Rountree will look at options for the use of music at the Eucharist when it includes the liturgy of Holy Baptism.

At the same time a symposium to mark the anniversary of 1916 begins in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin. ‘Remembering the Past: an Exploration of Memory’ will explore the issues of history, memory and theology with Professor Nigel Biggar (Oxford Univ.), Professor Mary Daly (RIA), Dr Brad Anderson (Mater Dei) and Dr Wolfgang Marx (UCD). The programme will also include music from 1916.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, will preach at the 40th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of the Incarnation, Frankfield, as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In St James church, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, the area service for Christian Unity Week will be held next Monday when the preacher will be the Very Revd Philip Knowles.

There will be an organ recital in St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, tomorrow (Sunday) at 4.15pm. The recitalist will be Matthew Breen who has recently been appointed Organist and Musical Director of St Patrick’s church, Dalkey. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection towards the endowment of the Cathedral Choir.

On Monday evening at 8pm Christian Vision for Men and Divine Healing Ministries will host a service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, at which three members of the Ulster rugby team, Ruan Pienaar, Weihahn Herbst and Paul Marshall, will talk about their faith. They will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson, who will also talk to Shane Logan, Chief Executive of Ulster Rugby.

In St Columb’s cathedral, Derry, on Thursday evening at 7.30pm Ulrich Herkenhoff (Panflautist) and Alexandre Cellier (piano & organ) will give a recital which will include Romanian folk songs.

The beginning of Hilary term in Trinity College, Dublin, brings a new Church of Ireland Dean of Residence in succession to the Revd Darren McCallig. The Revd Steve Brunn has come from the Diocese of Guildford. A trained counsellor, he has experience of working with students in Aberdeen University and has also taught at the Centre for Youth Ministry in Cambridge.



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