After an absence of two years, the annual Chrism Eucharist in in Cork, Cloyne and Ross was finally held again this year on Maundy Thursday at Noon in Saint Fachtna’s Cathedral, Rosscarbery, County Cork.
People from all over the diocese gathered yesterday to celebrate together, to renew their commitment to their ministry, and for the blessing of the oils used in the pastoral and sacramental aspects of their ministry in the coming year.
Following the celebration of the Eucharist everyone was invited by Bishop Paul Colton and Susan Colton to enjoy lunch together at the Celtic Ross Hotel, before heading back to their own places to begin the most solemn three days – known as the Triduum – in the Church’s calendar.
The preacher this year was the Right Rev. Harold Miller, former Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Dromore in Northern Ireland. The organist was the Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Mr Peter Stobart.