Month: August 2018

AUTUMN LECTURE: ‘Cable Ties & Icons — Ecumenism: Behind the Scenes at the Pope’s Visit to Ireland’ (AGM to follow)

Archbishop Michael Jackson and Other Clergy at Phoenix Park Papal Mass (Credit: Janet Maxwell)

Greg Fromholz, Coordinator for Young Adults in the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough, will be the speaker at the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland’s Autumn Lecture preceding its AGM on Saturday September 29th in Holy Trinity Church, Rathmines, where he is also a member of the Rubicon team.

The title of his lecture — ‘Cable Ties & Icons: Ecumenism — Behind the Scenes at the Pope’s Visit to Ireland’ — refers to his work for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) as co-ordinator of performers and artists taking part in the WMOF presentations at the RDS Family Arena and at the Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park.

‘I was involved with everything’, says Fromholz, ‘from booking the artists, including a Protestant NI band (Rend Collective) to play at the Papal Mass, a rare thing, to overseeing the relics and icons at the Mass — including cable-tying them down as the Pope was fast approaching — to co-creating the pre/post programmes of the Mass (with Ger Gallagher) and serving in a myriad of consultation roles throughout the week; also co-creating and running the main stage RDS programme at the WMOF’. Fromholz notes that the biblical principles of service and trust applied at every turn.

Greg’s talk is sure to enliven discussion on the important topic of ecumenism in Ireland.

LECTURE: ‘Cable Ties & Icons — Ecumenism: Behind the Scenes of the Pope’s Visit to Ireland’ — presented by Greg Fromholz.

DATE/TIME: The event will take place on Saturday, 29th September 2018. Tea and coffee upon arrival at 10.00am. Lecture to commence 10.30am, followed by questions.

AGM: The BACI AGM will follow after lecture and questions.

LOCATION: Holy Trinity Church, Rathmines. Directions HERE.

ADMISSION: Free to paid-up members of BACI. Admission charge for non-members is €5.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Mrs. Barbara Bergin, BACI Treasurer, or telephone 01-2888877.


2Archbishop Michael Jackson and the bishops and archbishops processing into the Papal Mass at the Phoenix Park. (Photo Danny Tiernan) copy
Archbishop Michael Jackson at Phoenix Park Papal Mass (Photo credit: Danny Tiernan)