THE CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, THE ELDER MEDIEVAL CATHEDRAL OF DUBLIN, IRELAND!
By Glenn Arnette and Stephen A. Gonya
If you are a bell ringer and enjoy a very narrow winding staircase, then you are in for a real treat when you “ring the bells” at Christ Church, Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. It is like being lifted into the heavens! Even today, on New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, the citizens gather in the court yard to hear the bells as they ring in the New Year!
This Cathedral has been a place of worship for nearly one thousand years with its mission to reflect through its beauty the transcendence of God.
And yes, this Cathedral is absolutely magnificent!
“There is daily worship in the Anglican tradition, retreats, quiet mornings and creative prayer evenings, and the Christ Church Cathedral seeks to be a sanctuary of prayer and praise to God in the heart of a busy and dynamic city!”
Christ Church Cathedral, more formally The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the Cathedral of:
The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough
The Cathedral of the Ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin
Cashel in the Church of Ireland
It is the elder of the Capital City’s two medieval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
There is so much history dating back to 1038 with the first church on that site was built by the Danish King, Sitric
There have been many television productions filmed in the Christ Church from the “Tudors” to the “Game of Thrones.”
There is a wonderful story regarding the heart of Saint Laurence O’Toole, that was on display and encased in lead protected by bars, but stolen and then later found in Phoenix Park and returned to be placed back on view to the public.
And this is just one of the many historical facts that you can find when visiting this cathedral! Plan to spend more time than expected, as there is so much to see and do! www.christchurchcathedral.ie