Ecumenical Bible Week

Ecumenical Bible Week is now in its sixth year. The week’s key verse is “Always be ready to give an answer for the hope which you possess (1 Peter 3: 15). It starts with a 7am breakfast on the day after Pentecost Sunday (10th June) and continues to Trinity Sunday (16th June).

Archbishop Jackson will host a symposium on Thursday 13th at 2pm in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe. The topic is “How can we be Christian in Ireland today? Voices of Hope in a secularised Ireland”. Revd Paddy McGlinchey is one of the presenters and it is hoped that Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP will also be available. That evening at 7.30pm in the same venue there will be a discussion on “What does it mean to you to be a Christian in Ireland today?” Panellists include the Most Revd Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath and Kildare, Julie Wisdom McKinley of the National Bible Society of Ireland and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. There will be an opportunity for audience participation.

During the week there will be talks in 10 different places. The Church of Ireland venues are: Whitechurch Parish Old School (Monday 10th); St Mary’s Howth (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th); St John the Baptist (Wednesday 12th) and Rathfarnham (Wednesday 12th). All talks commence at 7.30pm.

The closing service takes place at St Finian’s Lutheran Church, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 at 7.30pm. This takes the form of sung Lutheran Vespers at 7.30pm at which the speaker will be Rev Sam Mawhinney of Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church.

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