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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Easter Sunday morning at Lisburn Cathedral

The Rev. Canon Sam Wright and the Rev. Kenneth McGrath led the Holy Communion Services in Lisburn Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning and Andrew Skelly - Organist and Choirmaster and the Cathedral Choir led the praise, which included the lovely Easter hymns, ‘Jesus Christ is Risen Today’ and ‘The Day of Resurrection’. 

In his Easter address entitled ‘Risen Indeed’, the Rector, Sam Wright, spoke about God’s power over life and death and the difference between the resurrection of Lazarus who had been dead for four days and that of Jesus who had been dead for three days.  He explained that Lazarus appeared wearing his grave clothes but that Jesus’s grave clothes were neatly folded and that unlike Lazarus, Jesus would never need his grave clothes again, he had died the ‘ONCE FOR ALL’ sacrifice for our sins, the ‘blood bought’ gift from God.

The music group led the praise at the 11.00am all age service and taking a slight variation on theme, Sam Wright compared the character of Aslan from the C. S. Lewis book and recent movie, “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”, with the risen Jesus of Easter Day.  In conclusion he wished the congregation a Very Happy Easter and prayed that they would know the Power of the Risen Christ in their hearts and in their lives at this Easter time.


Andrew Skelly - Organist and Choirmaster pictured with members of the choir that led the praise at Lisburn Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning.  L to R:  (front) Andree Christie, the Rev. Kenneth McGrath - Vicar, Andrew Skelly - Organist and Choirmaster, the Rev. Canon Sam Wright - Rector and Jean Hilland.  (back row) Kay McKnight, Margaret Breadon, Tony Hall, David Kidd, Joan Murphy and Helen Getgood.