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Holy Week at the Cathedral

Palm Sunday - 29 March 7.30 am - Holy Eucharist 9.00 am - Blessing of Palms and Sung Eucharist   Holy Tuesday - 31 March 5.30 pm - Stations of the Cross   Holy Wednesday - 1 April 7.00 pm - Tenebrae   Maundy Thursday - 2 April 7.00 pm - Holy Eucharist with Institution of the Lord's Supper   Good Friday - 3 April 9.00 am - Good Friday Liturgy 12 noon - The Seven Words   Holy Saturday - 4 April 5.30 pm - Evening Prayer   Easter Sunday - 5 April 6.00 am - Service of the Light, with Holy Eucharist 9.00 am - All age worship, with Baptisms and Communion

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Ash WednesdayWe start our Lenten Observance on 18 February 2015. During Lent, Christians around the world reflect on all that is broken and sinful - in their own lives, in their communities, and in the world. We do so not with a sense of despair, but with hope, knowing that after Lent comes the light of Easter. But it is good to reflect on those things that are wrong, as we endeavour with the grace of God to do that which is right. This applies to ourselves as individuals, and also to our community and nation. For example, during Lent we reflect on our abject failures to look after the stranger in our midst, such as those who come here seeking refuge; and we cry for the damage we are doing to our earth in the pursuit of human greed. To commence our Lenten Observance we have the Imposition of Ashes at 7.30 am, as part of the Darwin Clergy Eucharist - all are welcome to attend. At 5.30 pm we will have a further Imposition of Ashes, followed by our first Lenten Study. Again, all are welcome.

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Service Timings

As the humidity starts to creep up, we leave the Dry Season behind. Our service timings now are: Meditation on Saturdays at 4.00 pm Sunday Services continue at 7.30 am and 9.00 pm. At this stage for both September and October there are no special services, though we look forward to a busy time at the end of November and beginning of December with the annual St John Ambulance Service (Sunday 23 November at 9.00 am), the Consecration and Installation of our new Bishop, Dr Greg Anderson (Saturday 29 November at 9.00 am) and the 40th Anniversary of Cyclone Tracy (Wednesday 3 December at 5.45 pm). More details on these services on the Upcoming Events page, with updates to follow.

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Centenary of World War One

World-War-1-poster-2c9gvgl-212x300On 4 August 1914 the British Empire, of which Australia was part, entered the Great War. In so doing, it became a truly global conflict, the First World War. History was changed, Empires fell, and Australia suffered and grew as a nation. It is an event to be marked with solemn observance. On 4 August 1914 the crowds gathered, and cheered as the young men came forward for King, God and Empire. But the cost was immense, and one hundred years later we do not celebrate the Great War, but we commemorate and remember. Accordingly, on Sunday 3 August 2014 our main 9.00am service at the Cathedral will be a Requiem Eucharist. The Arafura Wind Ensemble will provide appropriate music. The celebrant will be Fr Mike Nixon, and the preacher will be Chaplain Yogananda Juste-Constant RAAF, who has served in Africa and the Middle East. All are welcome at this special service.

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Services on 12 & 13 July 2014

This weekend we are celebrating the wedding of our Dean's Warden, Mr Ken Hutton, and Miss Naomy Nesimnahan. Consequently there will be no other services this Saturday. Our Sunday services will be as usual: 7.30 am Holy Communion, and 9.00 am Sung Eucharist.