Churches Unite in Hope for Annual Walk of Light

By Lynn Glanville

The Revd Andrew McCroskery

The 10th Dublin Council of Churches Walk of Light drew enormous support as participants made their way from church to church in the south of the city yesterday evening (Sunday November 24). About
200 people took part in the annual inter church journey which anticipates the coming of Advent.

This year’s theme was ‘Isolated by Hurt – Joined in Hope’ and participants started in St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Haddington Road before proceeding, under Garda escort, to St Bartholomew’s Church of Ireland Church on Clyde Road and concluding at the Methodist Centenary Church at Leeson Park.

In St Mary’s, Haddington Road, members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church took part in the service and a hymn was sung in Amharic. The service in at Wesley House in Leeson Park was led by the Dublin Korean Church and Elder Dr Kenneth Hun Mok gave an address.

St Mary's Haddington RoadAlice Leahy, one of the founders of Trust Ireland,
addressed participants in St Bartholomew’s Church. She spoke of the work Trust does with homeless people and said: “Those we work with are generally treated and seen as outsiders in our world. By implication, those who work with people who …read more

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