Friday 13 September 2013
Scottish National Ecumenical Event
A national ecumenical event will take place in Aberdeen tomorrow (Saturday 14 September) which will include a "Walk of Witness" between two of the city's most prominent places of worship.
The day will start at 10am for 10.30am with a Lecture by Mgr Peter Hocken at Bishop s House, Aberdeen
Then at 1.30pm participants will gather at St Nicholas Kirk, (the Mither Kirk) Union Street, Aberdeen for a
Civic welcome from Councillor John Reynolds, Deputy Lord Provost . This will be followed by Prayer led by Rev Stephen Taylor and at around 2.30pm a Walk of Witness from St Nicholas Kirk to St Mary s Cathedral will take place.
From 3pm there will be a Service of Evening Prayer at St Mary s Cathedral
Speaking ahead of the event, the Bishop of Aberdeen, Rt. Rev Hugh Gilbert said:
"The National Ecumenical Event which will take place in Aberdeen this weekend is a further sign of the common witness of Christians in Scotland today. At a time when many secular voices urge the removal of a Christian perspective from our national life, we come together as Christians to bear witness to our faith and to show how far ecumenical friendships in Scotland has deepened and grown."
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