The Good Friday Walk of Witness returns to Dublin City Centre during Holy Week 2022. For the first time since 2019 all are welcome to join the Archbishops of Dublin, Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Archbishop Michael Jackson as they carry the cross from Christ Church Cathedral to Saint Mary’s Pro–Cathedral.
The Walk of Witness begins in Christ Church Cathedral at 7.00pm with a short time of prayer and reflection with the two archbishops. They will then lead participants from the cathedral, down along Dame Street towards College Green and Westmoreland Street and over to O’Connell Street before turning down Talbot Street towards Saint Mary’s Pro–Cathedral where there will also be a short service of prayer and reflection.
The archbishops are encouraging people to join them for this year’s Walk of Witness. Commenting ahead of the event, Archbishop Michael Jackson said, “The Good Friday Walk of Witness from Christ Church Cathedral to Saint Mary’s Pro–Cathedral is an annual opportunity for people in Dublin to walk the Way of The Cross. In recent years, because of Covid-19, this has been greatly reduced in scope. This year both Archbishop Farrell and I will lead this walk from one cathedral to another.
“With the help of the Gardaí all are safe literally to walk the road of witness, faith and compassion. With so many Ukrainian people terrorised and displaced, participating in this year’s walk is a way of showing our solidarity with everyone who is dispossessed and marginalised. These were, after all, the people whose company Jesus enjoyed and with whom he ate. I invite you to find your walking shoes and to join us on Good Friday at 7.00pm.”
For more on the Walk of Witness see www.dublindiocese.ie and www.dublin.anglican.org.
Photo: Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Archbishop Michael Jackson in an empty Saint Mary’s Pro–Cathedral on Good Friday last year.