Thursday, 26 May 2011

Liverpool Cathedral

No - not that one!

This one!

Some time ago news was going around the diocese that there were to be Methodist "ordinations" at the Cathedral in Liverpool - and in fact, it was on the Cathedral web-site. As it was not an emergency or a necessity, it seems very odd to me but a little too close to home for me to say much about (for those who are amazed, I can be discreet and keep my mouth shut sometimes). I've actually fond memories of attending "Bible Club" in the summer holidays at the local Methodist church when I was growing up and I'm told there is a Methodist minister lurking somewhere in the family history.

Anyway, after the intervention of the appropriate Vatican departments, the prospective service has now been called off. See Fr Z's post.


Anonymous said...

Therefore all the disciples of Christ, persevering in prayer and praising God,(103) should present themselves as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.(104) Everywhere on earth they must bear witness to Christ and give an answer to those who seek an account of that hope of eternal life which is in them.(105)

Though they differ from one another in essence and not only in degree, the common priesthood of the faithful and the ministerial or hierarchical priesthood are nonetheless interrelated: each of them in its own special way is a participation in the one priesthood of Christ.(2*) The ministerial priest, by the sacred power he enjoys, teaches and rules the priestly people; acting in the person of Christ, he makes present the Eucharistic sacrifice, and offers it to God in the name of all the people. But the faithful, in virtue of their royal priesthood, join in the offering of the Eucharist.(3*) They likewise exercise that priesthood in receiving the sacraments, in prayer and thanksgiving, in the witness of a holy life, and by self-denial and active charity.

Lumen Gentium

Anonymous said...

Just to put the record straight - this image and page, though beautiful in its pown right, is NOT 'Liverpool Cathedral'. It refers to the Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Liverpool (Roman Catholic Cathedral in the City).
'Liverpool Cathedral' (the one with this official title) is in fact the Anglican Cathedral at the other end of Hope Street.
(we have 2 x beautiful Cathedrals)