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Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’ - Posted on 25/10/2014

Saturday 25 October 2014

Remembrance Tide Approaches
This year, as remembrance tide approaches there will be a particular emphasis on the events of World War I and the Church of Ireland is seeking to relate to this in a number of ways. In many parishes there has been much local research, centred on parish war memorials on those who fought and those who died and they will be a particular focus for remembrance.

The Liturgical Advisory Committee has produced ‘A Service of the Word for a commemoration of the First World War In a Local Church’. It has been posted on the Church of Ireland Worship page http://ireland.anglican.org/worship from where it can be downloaded and reproduced locally. The LAC hopes that this will prove beneficial to those parishes wishing to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1 on Remembrance Sunday, or at some other appropriate time.

Next month, on 19 November, the Centenaries Working Group will mark the outbreak of World War I with ‘Ethics of War’ in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin. This will take the form of a lecture by the Revd Professor Niger Biggar from Oxford who will speak on the the based on his recent book, In Defence of War, to which Professor Keith Jeffrey from Queen’s University, Belfast, will respond. The evening will be chaired by Professor David Hayton. This will be a free event, open to all without pre–booking although the organizers would be glad if those intending to be present would indicate this by e–mailing press@ireland.anglican.org

This morning (Saturday) the York Minster Bell Ringers will ring in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, and in the afternoon, at 4pm, as part of the Limerick City of Culture programme, Irina Dernova will give an organ recital in St Michael’s church, Pery Square.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning, at 11.45am, RTE Radio will broadcast a Harvest Eucharist from Grange Sylvae parish church, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, where the celebrant will be Canon George Cliffe and the preacher, Linda Chambers. In St Mary’s church, Moate, the preacher at the midday Harvest Thanksgiving will be the Very Revd Dr Philip Knowles. In the afternoon, at 3pm, there will be a special service to mark the 150th anniversary of Kill o’ the Grange church at which the preacher will be the Archbishop of Dublin.

The Dean of Clogher, the Very Revd Kenneth Hall, is visiting Hong Kong at the invitation of the Dean of Hong Kong, the Very Revd Matthias Der, and he will preach in St John’s cathedral tomorrow. In the course of his visit, for part of which he will be joined by the Bishop of Clogher, Dean Hall will attend a number of events including the cathedral’s Michaelmas Fair.

In Dublin on Thursday evening at 7.30pm an Art Sale, in support of St Philips’s church, Milltown, will be opened in the parish hall on Temple Road and will continue until Sunday afternoon.

During the early days of the outbreak of Ebola, Bishops’ Appeal released €5,000 to support the efforts of the Leprosy Mission and local partners in Liberia and Guinea to provide protective equipment for hospital staff responding to the virus. To date, an alarming percentage of the victims have been health workers. A protective suit costs £4/€5. Bishops’ Appeal is now acting as a conduit for funds that will be directed to safeguarding frontline health workers in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone through the provision of protective equipment. Individuals, parishes and dioceses are invited to respond by sending donations to Bishops’ Appeal, Church of Ireland House, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

 


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