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Being a Christian in the Holy Land – Visit of Canon Hatem Shedadeh to Dublin & Glendalough

Canon Hatem Shedadeh from Haifa in our partner Diocese of Jerusalem will visit Dublin & Glendalough from May 21 to 26. A number of public events will take place during the week to which all are welcome to come and learn more about the Diocese of Jerusalem and how we can form deeper links.

The visit is part of our partnership link with the Diocese of Jerusalem which, among other things, aims to enable the people of each diocese learn more about each other. It is organised by the Dublin & Glendalough Council for Mission. For more information please contact the Revd Ken Rue on krue@eircom.net

Tuesday 22 May, 12.45pm
Eucharist at St Ann’s, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Canon Hatem will attend the St Ann’s Parish Lunch–time Holy Communion which takes place every Monday to Friday at 12.45pm. All are welcome to join him and the Rector, Canon David Gillespie.

Wednesday 23 May, 11.30am
Visit to Romanian Orthodox Parish of The Annunciation and All Saints, 52B Western Way, Broadstone, Dublin 7

The church of The Annunciation and All Saints of Romania is the most recently opened church in Dublin. The parish priest, Fr Ioan Irineu Craciun, will greet Canon Hatem and other visitors. The free labour of the Romanian community has transformed a derelict youth club into a worshipful space.

Wednesday 23 May, 3.00pm
Clergy Afternoon at CITI, Churchtown Dublin 14

Canon Hatem will meet clergy for conversation on Wednesday afternoon from 3.30pm to 5pm, following tea/coffee at 3pm. He will talk about a Christian identity in the Holy Land and there will be an opportunity to reflect on and explore how our parishes, schools and other organisations can develop links with their counterparts in the Diocese of Jerusalem.

The Archbishop will preside at Holy Communion at 5pm to which clergy and lay participants are invited. All are welcome to have dinner at 6pm which is free.
Booking is not essential but, for catering purposes, organisers would appreciate if you could let them know that you are coming by emailing krue@eircom.net

Wednesday 23 May, 6.00pm
Open Evening with Dinner at CITI, Churchtown, Dublin 14

The Church of Ireland Theological Institute is the venue for an open evening with Canon Hatem. The evening starts with dinner at 6.00pm and continues with a chance to hear Hatem tell of his own story and experience as a Palestinian living in Israel – followed by questions and discussion.

Participants are invited to attend Holy Communion in the chapel at 5pm. The celebrant will be Archbishop Michael Jackson.

Booking is not essential but, for catering purposes, organisers would appreciate if you could let them know that you are coming by emailing krue@eircom.net

Thursday 24 May, 12.45pm
Ministry of Healing Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8

Every Thursday at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, a warm invite is issued by the Church’s Ministry of Healing to attend the lunchtime Eucharistic Healing Service in Christ Church cathedral. Canon Hatem will be present with cathedral clergy and all are welcome to join.

Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm
Thinking Allowed at Clonliffe College, Dublin 3

Canon Hatem’s visit coincides with Ecumenical Bible Week in Dublin and surrounding counties. Join him as he attends Thinking Allowed. A panel of speakers consisting of Archbishop Michael Jackson, Archbishop Eamon Martin and three couples from different church backgrounds will address the question: “What have we from our personal experience discovered about living and passing on the Christian faith?” There will be an opportunity for all to comment or ask questions of the panel.

Friday 25 May, 5.00pm
Evening Prayer at St John’s Church, Laragh

Canon Hatem will speak at Evening Prayer at St John’s Church, Laragh, near to the monastic city of Glendalough. All are welcome to join him, Archbishop Michael Jackson and the Rector, the Revd Brian O’Reilly, for a service of Evening Prayer.