Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Praying in Lent and Easter 2021:
22, the Chapel, Trinity College Dublin

Inside the chapel in Trinity College, Dublin (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 I am offering photographs from seven churches that have connections with my education. My photographs this morning (10 March 2021) are from the chapel in Trinity College Dublin. I received a post-graduate Diploma in Ecumenics at TCD in 1984, I was twice the Select Preacher in the Chapel, I chaired the Dublin University Far Eastern Mission, and until 2017, while I was on the staff of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, I was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in TCD.

Matthew 5: 17-19 (NRSVA):

[Jesus said:] 17 ‘Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.’

Prayer in the USPG Prayer Diary:

The Prayer in the USPG Prayer Diary today (10 March 2021) prays:

Let us pray for all who work in hospitality that through their work they bring about a deeper sense of service to others.

Yesterday’s reflection

Continued tomorrow

The Chapel and Front Square in Trinity College Dublin (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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