Cathedral Nights


Cathedral Nights

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

At the end of a busy day, this is an invitation to make space.

Christ Church Cathedral runs an occasional series of special open evenings intended to help you make space in your day for prayer and reflection. The format of the evenings varies but all generally include music, readings from scripture, and suggestions for ways to creatively engage in prayer. Stop for just a little while or stay for the whole evening. All are welcome and these events are free of charge.

Tuesday, 25 August, Embodied Prayer

7:00-8:00 pm

Quieting the body and focusing on the breath is a way of bringing our attention into the present. Each moment becomes an invitation to know God’s presence. Using gentle movement we will explore a sequence of seated stretches to release tension from the neck and shoulders, followed by standing and walking. Maintaining awareness of body and breath, we will explore how each step, each breath and each moment can help us open to God’s presence. The evening will also include the opportunity, to walk the labyrinth in the cathedral grounds. The session will be led by Emma Fitzgerald. Emma is a parishioner and youth group leader in St Patrick’s Greystones. Formerly a professional contemporary dancer, she has performed in the Cathedral as part of its creative Lenten reflection programme. She aims to do all things to the glory of God and to use her dance experience to create shared pathways into prayer.

Saturday, 31 October, Halloween Night: What are you afraid of?

7:00-8:00 pm, Join us online

This year has been challenging, and heart-breaking, for many in Ireland and around the world. How do we process the emotions of anxiety, fear and loss which we feel? This year in our annual ‘What are you afraid of?’ service we will make space to pray about the impacts that the coronavirus pandemic has had on lives and livelihoods around the world, as well as other fears and anxieties we may be facing.

Mondays, 7 and 14 December, Watching and Waiting

7:00-8:30 pm, Join us online

This time of year can be so busy we need intentionally to make space to slow down. This evening will include a series of short meditations on Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. There will reflective music and a peaceful atmosphere offering you time and space to pray for yourself, your loved ones and for the needs of our world.