Bishop of Connor preaches at General Synod Service

By karen

Gathering for the General Synod Eucharist in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, at which the Bishop of Connor was the preacher.

Gathering for the General Synod Eucharist in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, at which the Bishop of Connor was the preacher.

The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, preached at the Synod Eucharist which preceded the opening of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland taking place from Thursday May 7 to Saturday May 9 in Armagh.

The Synod Eucharist was celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh at 10.30am on Thursday.

Bishop Abernethy preached from St John’s Gospel on the theme of ‘Love one another’ and drew on recollections of faith put into practical action by different ordinary but influential Christian people.

He spoke about how God has ‘taken ordinary people and made them special by his amazing and incomprehensible love’.

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE SERMON:

It wasn’t anything he said but it was the fact that he took my questions seriously and never made me feel I was a nuisance. There is no doubt that I was always asking questions because I needed to wrestle with faith and I couldn’t just accept what others said. He was a man who always looked old and had obviously suffered from polio from birth. It was hard not to imagine him being in pain and yet …read more

Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2015/05/07/bishop-of-connor-preaches-at-general-synod-service/


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