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CIYD Day of Prayer

This year, the Church of Ireland’s Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry will be tomorrow (Sunday).  The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) is delighted to make available a new prayer journal to accompany the day. Produced in partnership with Missional Generation, the prayer journal is designed to help young people to pray and provide creative ways to listen to and respond to God.  The prayer journals are available from Diocesan Youth Officers or youth ministry contacts.

In addition, the Exalt prayer app now has some new features.  Since the launch of the app at the Summer Madness youth festival in June CIYD has seen over 250 young people downloading the app.  Exalt is designed to help 11–18 year olds, their peers and their youth group leaders to explore a weekly devotion together; this is designed to help young people seeking a faith in Jesus as well as those who have an active rhythm of faith.

The aim of the app is to make a creative and interactive way to help young people to pray as they explore six rotating themes over a year. During the year, young people will listen to reflections on Freedom, Justice, Forgiveness, Giving, Rejoicing and Mission.  The hope is that as a generation listens to people reflect on Scripture and hear honest and open testimony, we will see this generation growing in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible.

One of the new features allows users to share their experience of the Bible verse into their digital spaces, strengthening the young person’s confidence in sharing the Christian faith and Scripture amongst their digital platforms.  Exalt is available from either the Apple Store or Google Play and to find out more, readers are welcome to check out its promotional video at https://vimeo.com/726774098

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning at the 11am Sung Eucharist in Christ Church cathedral, the Archbishop of Dublin will ordain the Revd Dr Edwin Aiken to the priesthood. He will serve as Dean’s Vicar in the cathedral. In St Lasarian’s cathedral, Old Leighlin, the new Bishop of Ferns, Cashel & Ossory, the Rt Revd Adrian Wilkinson, will be enthroned.

The Walk of Light is back on the streets of Dublin. Tomorrow (Sunday), at 3.30pm the congregations of the Leeson Street and Rathmines area of South Dublin together with the Chaplaincy Centre of Trinity College Dublin and under the umbrella of the Dublin Council of Churches invite all to join them in a walk that begins in Newman University Church on St. Stephen’s Green, leads across the Green, down Grafton Street and into Trinity College Chapel, with stops outside the gates of St Stephen’s Green, at the Molly Malone Statue, and on the Front Square of Trinity. ‘Into Darkness, Great Light’ is the motto for this year’s inter–church pilgrimage as we contemplate the great afflictions of our days: war, housing emergency and economic hardship, and climate collapse.

On Thursday at 1.20pm there will be a lunchtime concert in St Ann’s church, Dublin, where the Degani Piano Trio will play the Cecile Chaminade Piano Trio No. 1 in G Minor. In the Armagh Robinson Library at 7.30pm the Rokeby Lecture will be given by Dr Elizabeth Boran, Librarian of the Dr Edward Woth Library in Dublin. She will speak on ‘Botany and the Garden in the Libraries of Dr Edward Worth and Archbishop Richard Robinson’. Admission is free but booking is essential  at admin@armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk or 048/028 3752 3142.


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