Remembrance Sunday Service at St Patrick’s Cathedral
The annual Service of Remembrance in St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin took place yesterday (Sunday November 14) in the presence of President Michael D Higgins and the Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland. The service was also attended by representatives of the Government including Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien. The Opposition was represented by Deputy Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Fein. Members of the Defence Forces, Garda Siochana and dioplomatic corps were also present.
The service was led by the Dean, the Very Revd William Morton and the President’s Chaplain was Canon David Oxley. It was sung by the Cathedral Choir. The lessons were read by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom Paul Johnston and the District Secretary of the RBL Republic of Ireland Brian Crawford.
Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial in the north transept by President Higgins and Lieutenant Colonel Ken Martin President of the RBL Republic of Ireland.
The preacher was the Very Revd CJC McMullen who is an Ecumenical Canon of St Patrick’s. His sermon drew on the readings from Micah 5: 1–5 and Ephesians 6: 10–18.