On these days the Holy Communion is celebrated in every cathedral and parish church unless the ordinary shall otherwise direct.
In any year where there is a Second Sunday of Christmas The Epiphany may be observed on that Sunday.
The Presentation of Christ may be observed on the Sunday falling between 28 January and 3 February.
All Saints’Day may be observed on the Sunday falling between 30 October and 5 November.
On these days it is fitting that the Holy Communion be celebrated in every cathedral and in each parish church or in a church within a parochial union or group of parishes.
The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
The Baptism of our Lord
The First Sunday after The Epiphany
The Conversion of Saint Paul
Saint Joseph of Nazareth
The Annunciation of our Lord
Saint Mark the Evangelist
Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Birth of Saint John the Baptist
Saint Mary Magdalene
Saint James the Apostle
The Transfiguration of our Lord
The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Michael and all Angels
Saint Philip the Deacon
Saint James, the Brother of our Lord
Saint Simon and Saint Jude
The Kingship of Christ
The Sunday before Advent
Saint John the Evangelist
The Holy Innocents
Liturgical provision is made for the above days in the Book of Common Prayer.
Days of prayer for those ordained or preparing for ordination: the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Day of Pentecost, 14 September and 13 December.
These may be varied by the ordinary to relate to times of ordination in the diocese.
Rules to Order Observance of Festivals
Festivals falling on a Sunday may be transferred to the following Monday or at the discretion of the minister to the next suitable weekday.
Festivals falling on the first Sunday of Christmas may be observed on that day or transferred to the next available weekday.
When Saint Patrick’s Day falls on the Sixth Sunday in Lent or the Monday or Tuesday of Holy Week it is observed on the previous Saturday. When Saint Patrick’s Day falls on another Sunday of Lent it may be observed on the Sunday or on the previous Saturday or the following Monday.
When Saint Joseph’s Day or the Annunciation of our Lord falls on a Sunday in Lent or in Holy Week they are observed on the Monday following the Second Sunday of Easter or at the discretion of the minister on another suitable weekday in the same week.
When the Annunciation of our Lord or Saint Mark’s Day falls in the first week of Easter they are observed on the Monday following the Second Sunday of Easter or at the discretion of the minister on another suitable weekday in the same week.
Festivals falling on a Sunday of Eastertide are observed on the Monday following or at the discretion of the minister on another suitable weekday in the same week.
When Saint Columba’s Day or Saint Barnabas’ Day falls on Trinity Sunday they are observed on the Monday following or at the discretion of the minister on another suitable weekday in the same week.
Festivals not covered by the above rules may be observed on the Sunday or on a suitable weekday in the same week.
A list of persons associated with dioceses of the Church in Ireland.
Some are church founders, some are reformers and re–builders, some went as missionaries to carry the Gospel to other lands. Dates are those linked with their names; some are those of the anniversary of their deaths. These are included for reference and to remind us of the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in the Church in all ages. The post–Reformation ‘worthies’ included reflect the Church of Ireland’s relationship with other parts of the Anglican Communion.
Orders for the Commemoration of Saints may be found by clicking here.
Munchin, abbot. Limerick diocese. (7th century)
Edan, bishop. Ferns diocese. (632)
BRIGID or Bríd, Abbess of Kildare. circa (525)
Kieran of Seirkieran. Ossory diocese. circa (545)
Macartan, bishop. Clogher diocese. circa (505)
Laserian, abbot. Leighlin diocese. (639)
Assicus (or Tassach), bishop. Elphin diocese. (470)
Comgall of Bangor, abbot. Down diocese. (602)
Carthagh, bishop. Lismore diocese. (637)
Brendan, the Navigator. Ardfert & Clonfert dioceses. (577)
Kevin. Glendalough diocese. (618)
Jarlath. Tuam diocese. circa (550)
Colman. Dromore diocese. (6th century)
COLUMBA. Abbot of Iona. (597)
Richard FitzRalph, archbishop. Armagh diocese (1360)
Moninne of Killeavy. Armagh diocese. (518)
Kilian, bishop and martyr. Kilmore diocese. (689)
Declan of Ardmore, bishop. Cloyne diocese. (5th century)
Felim. Kilmore diocese circa (560)
Crumnathy (or Nathi). Achonry diocese. circa (610)
Muredach (or Murtagh). Killala diocese. circa (480)
Jeremy Taylor, bishop. Down and Connor and Dromore (1667)
Fachtna (or Fachanan), bishop. Ross diocese. (6th century)
Charles Inglis, bishop in N. America from Raphoe (1816)
Oengus Mac Nisse of Dalriada. Connor diocese. (514)
Ciarán of Clonmacnoise. circa (545)
Finnian of Movilla in the Ards. Down diocese. (579)
Ailbhe, bishop. Emly diocese. circa (526)
Eunan, abbot. Raphoe diocese. (7th century)
Fin Barre. Cork diocese. (623)
Canice, bishop. Ossory diocese. (6th century)
Móibhí, teacher. (545)
Gall, missionary. Down diocese. (630)
Otteran, abbot. Waterford diocese. (563)
Malachy, bishop. Armagh and Down dioceses (1148)
Laurence O’Toole. Dublin and Glendalough dioceses (1180)
Columbanus, abbot. Down diocese. (615)
Colman. Cloyne diocese. (601)
Finnian of Clonard, abbot. Meath diocese circa (549)
Flannan. Killaloe diocese. (640)