Spirituality


Welcome to the spirituality page of the Christ Church website.

This page will be regularly updated with details of our spirituality programme and links to other programmes that may be of interest to those who are concerned about the spiritual/interior life from a Christian perspective.

In the cathedral we have a small chapel that is used each day by visitors for personal prayer.  On the altar of that chapel is an icon, pictured below.

The Trinity Icon is written in the style of the Russian Iconographer, Andrei Rublev, considered one of the greatest medieval icon writers of his time.  This icon was written by Georgetta Simion following a commission by the Dean of Christ Church in 2009. Georgetta studied art at the University of Bucharest and is a prolific icon writer of the Romanian school.

The space in the foreground of the icon invites us into the relationship of the Trinity.  That is what this page of the cathedral website also aims to do: it invites you into the relationship of the Trinity through the practices of Christian spirituality that have been handed on to us from generations gone by.

Trinity Icon

 

Lent 2016 at Christ Church Cathedral

Ash Wednesday, on 10 February, begins the Christian season of Lent.  To mark the Lenten journey in 2016 we have two series of evening that may be of interest to you.

Each Tuesday night, 7.00pm-9.30pm, the cathedral will be open for personal prayer and group guided prayer.  Taking time to listen for the voice of God direct us in life is important for every Christian.  These Tuesday evenings will be designed to create the space for silence in the city for that listening to happen.

Each Thursday night at 7.00pm, the Revd Canon Ginnie Kennerly and Mr Jim Loughran will lead a series of Bible studies written by the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland.  On the theme Reconciliation, these studies will covers such subjects as “Reaching Out to Others” and “Power and Service”.

More details can be found here or by ringing the Revd Garth Bunting at the cathedral on (01) 6778099.

Wednesday Evening Centring Prayer Group

The weekly centring prayer group continues on a Wednesday evening in the cathedral Lady Chapel.  It starts at 7.30pm and finishes by 8.15pm.  To find out more about centring prayer as a method of prayer please visit the website of Contemplative Outreach Ireland, www.coi.ie, or get in touch with Garth Bunting on +353 1 677 8099.