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150th Anniversary Celebrations 2020-2021

The current Cathedral building was consecrated on

30th November 1870 (The Feast of St Andrew)

30th November 2020

Short Liturgical Celebration of the Beginning of 150th Anniversary

See below:

28th November 2020

Celebrations Begin

Tomorrow, (Sunday 29th), the Bishop of Cork, the Rt Revd Dr Paul Colton will celebrate and preach at the 11.15am Choral Eucharist which will be live-streamed via these links: 

Celebrations proper begin on Monday (30th) at 11.00am with a short online liturgy (also via the links above). The booklet for the ceremony can also be found via a link on the homepage of this site. Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, participation in the ceremony will be limited to the Bishop, Dr Paul Colton, the Dean, the Very Reverend Nigel Dunne, and the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh, accompanied by the Lady Mayoress, Stephanie Kavanagh.

The cathedral organ (the largest in Ireland) and trumpeters will provide music for the opening procession accompanying the arrival of the Lord Mayor: Heraldic Fanfare and Marcia from Widor’s Third Organ Symphony. 

The Lord Mayor, representing the people of Cork, will bring his greetings in person, and messages will also be read from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, T.D., and the Church of Ireland Archbishops of Dublin and Armagh. 

Within the current level 5 restrictions the Lay Vicars Choral, and the Cathedral’s musical directors with trumpeters will provide music for the occasion. The high point of the ceremony will be the singing of Te Deum Laudamus a hymn of praise dating to the early centuries of Christianity, set to music by Irish composer, Charles Villiers Stanford.

The short ceremony will close with Hymne d’action de grâce Te Deum by Langlais.

26th November 2020

Greetings Coming In

Greetings from Anglican Bishops and Primates (Archbishops) have been pouring in over the last week. Thus far the Bishop of Cork and the Dean of Cork have received letters from the USA, Canada, Egypt, Burundi, Hong Kong, Southern Africa, Australia, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Wales, England (Canterbury and York). There have also been letters from the Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, and from Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross.  

All the letters can be found online here:

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