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Dublin’s annual ecumenical Walk of Light takes place this evening

By Cian Molloy - 24 November, 2019

The walk starts from St Finian’s Lutheran Church on Adelaide Road, crosses the canal to Mary Immaculate's on Rathmines Road Lower then on to Holy Trinity CofI in Upper Rathmines.

Seven different Christian congregations will participate in this evening’s Annual Ecumenical Walk of Light in Dublin, which takes place in Rathmines.

The event organised by the Dublin Council of Churches takes place annually on the last Sunday of November and is now in its 15th year. Although this evening’s walk takes place in Dublin’s leafier suburbs, the foliage has largely been swept away by Autumn’s wind and rains.

The walk starts at 4 pm from St Finian’s Lutheran Church on Adelaide Road.

Walkers will then make their way across the canal to Rathmines Road and the Rathmines Catholic parish church, the Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners. Here, at about 4.45 pm Jane Mellett of Trócaire is due to address the gathering.

The walk then continues into Rathmines Upper and on to the Church of Ireland parish church, Holy Trinity, with a concluding prayer at 5.45 pm. Afterwards, refreshments will be available to all those who made the faith journey.

This year, members from at least seven different Christian denominations will participate in this Church unity event. It involves members of the Catholic church, Church of Ireland, Korean, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Ethiopian Orthodox faith traditions.

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