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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church. It is a popular tradition for the priest and congregation to wear red at Pentecost. Celebrations at Christ Church Cathedral included an ecumenical service in the Darwin Mall, and two services. The children's ministry team provided meaningful activities for the children and the beautiful music by the Arafura Wind Ensemble added to this special service.

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Churches Unite to Pray for Sri Lanka

Darwin church and political leaders attended a service at St Mary's Cathedral to pray for those involved in the recent tragic events in Sri Lanka and other tragedies in our world. Prayers for those affected in Sri Lanka were shared in Tamil, Sinhalese and English. Bishop Charles in his address highlighted the choice that we have as Christians to live the lives of love that we see in Jesus even in the times when the natural response is one of anger and revenge. Communion was offered and shared with all present. Christ Church Cathedral was represented by Reverend Ian McDonald and members of the congregation.

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Easter Reflection

From The Reverend Pat Williams We journeyed together through Holy Week from experiencing a special sense of Christ's community as we joined with the people of St Mary's Cathedral and the Darwin Uniting Memorial Church on Palm Sunday.
On Good Friday there were glimpses of transcendence in the silence of shared liturgy, and tears as the injustice and horror of the crucifixion were truly realised when we sang "Why what has my Lord done? What makes this rage and spite? He made the lame to run, he gave the blind their sight."
Such moments help us to grow in our faith and as channels of God's love. And now this Easter Day we celebrate that the light of love has overcome the darkness of hatred and evil. Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. Alleluia!