18 February 2021

Praying in Lent and Easter 2021:
2, Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe

Inside Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, Co Clare … installed as Precentor four years ago on 19 February 2017 (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

During Lent and Easter this year, I am taking some time each morning to reflect in these ways:

1, a photograph of a church or place of worship that has been significant in my spiritual life;

2, the day’s Gospel reading;

3, a prayer from the prayer diary of the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society, Partners in the Gospel).

This week, as Lent begins, I am offering photographs of the four cathedrals where I have been a chapter member. This morning’s photograph is of Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, Co Clare, where I have been the Precentor since my installation in the joint chapter four years ago, on Sunday 19 March 2017.

Luke 9: 22-25 (NRSVA):

22 [Jesus said,] ‘The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.’

23 Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. 25 What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?’

Prayer in the USPG Prayer Diary:

The Prayer in the USPG Prayer Diary today (18 February 2021) invites us to pray:

Let us pray, that as we journey this Lent toward Easter joy, we might share the joy of the living Christ with all whom we meet.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

The Precentor’s stall in the choir in Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, Co Clare (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition copyright © 1989, 1995, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. http://nrsvbibles.org

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