Glorious day for Canberra friends of the Irish
On St Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17, a full house at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton ACT, took part in the annual ecumenical service coordinated by the Canberra Friends of Ireland Society.
The service included the Canberra Celtic Choir singing Hail Glorious St Patrick.
ACT Senator David Smith reflected on his Irish ancestry and upbringing in Australia, and representatives from various Irish communities and local Christian churches and schools, and Irish Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English, offered scripture readings and prayers of intercession.
Must now be the biggest regular ecumenical Service in Canberra. Congrats to the organisers, the Friends of Ireland Society. Beautiful liturgy, music, prayer,song (Gaelic and English),reflection and fellowship. I think Patrick would be pleased!