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Christ Church Cathedral Reopens for Public Worship

Those on the Front Line should never be forgotten nor should those who died “painfully and horribly” from Covid-19 or those who mourn them and those who mourn others who have died in these slow months - Archbishop Michael Jackson.


Archive shows role of Dublin choirs in first performance of Messiah

One of the best known musical works of the Baroque period was first performed on 13th April 1742 in Neal’s Musick Hall, Fishamble Street, Dublin, in the shadows of Christ Church Cathedral.


First ever Seirbhís Eocairisteach as Gaeilge at Christ Church Cathedral

When the cathedral was established and consecrated in 1030, the liturgical language in use was Latin. Following the Anglican Church’s break with Rome, the main language of worship was English.


Exhibition on Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings

Collaboration between Irish Architectural Archive and the Representative Church Body Library (RCB) is one of the Church of Ireland’s events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment.


Ancient burials in St Michan’s crypt desecrated

“Not only have these individuals desecrated the sacred crypt but they have destroyed these historic mummies which have been preserved in St Michan’s for hundreds of years” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.


New resting place for the heart of St Laurence O’Toole

Archbishop Michael Jackson to bless and dedicate relic of Dublin’s patron Saint at a service of Festal Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on 14 November.


Cathedral organist retires after 27 years at the helm

Dean Maria Jansson of Christ Church Cathedral describes musician Eric Sweeney as “a man of deep faith for whom music is his language with God”.


Missing heart – relic of Dublin’s patron saint – is returned

Moment of joy as Gardaí hand over precious relic to Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Dr Michael Jackson at service of Choral Evensong yesterday.


Historic Agreement on the Holy Spirit signed in Dublin

“We have worked together as two families who have become one family” – Archbishop Michael Jackson of Dublin and Glendalough.


Anglican Oriental-Orthodox Commission to meet in Dublin

Sixth meeting of the Commission since its foundation will bring together high profile religious leaders between 23 and 28 October for the first time in Ireland.


Former president among first lay ecumenical canons for Church of Ireland

The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, the Archbishop of Dublin stated: “In a small yet significant way I hope that the cathedral will be able to recognise, in the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the distinct and unique contributions of a wide range of people associated with public and religious life in Ireland from a wide variety of perspectives.”


Liam Lawton’s ‘Remembering The Child’ for Christ Church Cathedral

“I have taken various elements of the Requiem in the Latin, English and Irish languages to reflect the immensity of what happened to our children and what sadly is still happening throughout the world today” – Liam Lawton.


Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough celebrate 800 years

Key events planned to mark Church of Ireland's United Dioceses' eight centuries of joint history beginning this October.


“We pray for the people of the city of Orlando”

Attack in Pulse nightclub "reminds us yet again of the dreadful intent of terrorists" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.


Archbishops in show of unity ahead of St Patrick Day

Archbishops Jackson and Martin to visit the new DIT Campus in Grangegorman for a religious service and the blessing of the shamrock.


Christ Church Cathedral will open on Easter Sunday

CofI Archbishop of Dublin and senior clergy “very happy” with the outcome of negotiations over Easter ceremonies in Dublin's cathedrals.


Govt moves to allay Churches over parade lockout

“We are happy to consult with the organisers of the commemoration on this matter” Church of Ireland Primate says in new statement.


CofI service honours life of Fr John Sullivan SJ

"Managerialism has wreaked havoc on the dynamic of faith ... and potentiality in the church, as also has neo-orthodoxy" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.


CofI service to honour Venerable John Sullivan SJ

Anglican roots of Jesuit priest from Dublin to be recognised in liturgy led by Church of Ireland Primate, Archbishop Michael Jackson.


New interactive exhibition on Magna Carta opens

Christ Church Cathedral exhibition explains the significance of Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day and the importance of its special Libre Niger copy.


Archbishops to bless ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture

The sculpture depicts a park bench with a faceless cloaked figure lying on it. Passers-by realise that it depicts Jesus only when they notice the holes in the feet.


Armenians in Ireland mark centenary of genocide

Weekend of events recalls the 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923.


Christ Church to mark Magna Carta’s 800th

Rare 14th century copy of Magna Carta, contained within the cathedral’s Liber Niger, will form centrepiece of the interactive family-friendly exhibition.


Archbishops to lead Good Friday Walk of Witness

Ecumenical gesture presents a public sign of the Churches’ work and witness together to the wider community.


Armenian Church in Ireland recalls 1915 genocide

Historian uses archives to shed new light on the genocide which saw one and a half million Armenians 'eradicated' by the Ottoman Empire.


New CofI Bishop of Limerick elected

Dubliner Revd Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon is Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.


Christ Church Cathedral to host Garden Festival

Advice from renowned gardeners such as Helen Dillon and Diarmuid Gavin.


Church of Ireland’s first female bishop ordained

Congregation of over 500 attends “historic event” for the Anglican Church in Ireland.

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