|City Centre Ministers prior to the Good Friday 'Carrying of the Cross March of Witness' in Lisburn. L to t: Rev Brian Gibson (Railway Street), Rev Paul Dundas (Christ Church), Fr Dermot McCaughan (St Patrick's), Rev John Brackenridge (First Lisburn), Rev Canon Sam Wright (Lisburn Cathedral), Pastor Zeorge Hilary (Lisburn Christian Fellowship) and Rev Brian Anderson (Seymour Street Methodist)||Enjoying a cup of tea in First Lisburn following the short act of worship are St Patrick's parishioners L to R: (front) Cathleen Paylor, Mary McMagon, Roelleen Dennison and Bill Paylor. (back row) Marie Shaw, Patricia Kearney (on holiday from USA) and Frank Fox.|
THE annual Good Friday 'Carrying of the Cross March of Witness' was held in Lisburn last Friday.
Organised by ministers from seven city centre churches the procession gathered at the lower end of Bow Street and made its way along Bow Street to Market Square for a short act of worship.
Rev Brian Anderson gave the call to Worship, Pastor George Hilary read the Scripture lesson and the Rev John Brackenridge led the praise. Soloist Dana Masters sang,
'0 sacred head, sore wounded' and Gordon Myers narrated a drama, which was performed by a children's drama group from Lisburn Cathedral.
In a challenging address the Rev Paul Dundas spoke of the outstretched hands of Jesus on the cross, which remind us of God's amazing love for us all and how God has deaite with sin in the sacrifice of Jesus.
In the closing prayer, Canon Wright spoke of how Jesus, even in His darkest hour, was still at work for us in bringing love to all.
The readings, prayers, drama and address were aptly summarised in the words of the closing hymn, When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died'. Following the Blessing by Fr Dermot McCaughan, refreshments were served in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church where there was an opportunity to receive prayer or take time for quiet reflection.
|Rev Brian Anderson and members of Seymour Street Methodist Church prior to taking part in the Good Friday 'Carrying of the Cross March of Witness'.||Serving refreshments in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church following the short act of worship are L to R: Joan Parks, Eileen Kidd, Enez Price, Molly Wilson, Heather Middleton, Neville Kidd and Joan McKeown.|
|Crowds gathered in Market Square for a short act of worship.||Former Shorts photographer Roy Hughes and his wife Marie with their daughter Gillian and grandchildren Riccardo and Shannon from Italy who are home for the Easter holiday|