Church of Ireland Notes from ‘The Irish Times’

Liturgy for Northern Ireland Parliament Centenary

Exhibiting an admirable economy of language, the first sentence of a letter in last Monday’s Irish Times began ‘The centenary of Northern Ireland is contested’. Indeed it is but so too is much of what happened in Ireland in the early 1920s. As civil society struggles to find ways to responsibly interpret this part of our past for a new generation, the churches, too, should be part of this process. They, more than any other part of society, have long experience of providing structures for celebration, consolation, desolation and death. Liturgy has, so often,…

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