Church News Ireland – January 11

Image of the day - Wells Cathedral

Speaking to the Soul – January 11


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1

Church News Ireland – January 10

Image of the day - First ordination

Speaking to the Soul – January 10


Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy, for we have had our fill of contempt. We have had more than our fill of the scoffing of the proud and the contempt of the arrogant. Psalm 123:3-4

Church News Ireland – January 9

Image of the day - Famine remembrance

Speaking to the Soul – January 9

The wise men

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking: “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2

Church News Ireland – January 7

Image of the day - Ely Cathedral

Speaking to the soul – January 7


We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live. Luke 1:74-75

Church News Ireland – January 6

Image of the day - European Epiphany

Speaking to the soul – January 6


“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

Church News Ireland – January 5

Image of the day - Mystic choir

Speaking to the soul – January 5

Things above

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2-3

Church News Ireland – January 4

Image of the day - the promise of the Light of Life

Speaking to the soul – January 4

The peace that comes from Christ

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14

Church News Ireland – January 3

Image of the day - Tributes to church member and former Lord Lieutenant

Speaking to the soul – January 3

Obedient to God’s will

Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and gave this prophecy: “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people. He has sent us a mighty Saviour from the royal line of his servant David, just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago.” Luke 1:67-70

Church News Ireland – January 2

Image of the day - King Charles and church leaders pay tributes to Pope Benedict

Speaking to the soul – January 2

The peace that comes from Christ

Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Church News Ireland – December 31

Image of the day - Worcester Cathedral

Church News Ireland – December 31

Speaking to the Soul – December 31

Three ceremonies

Eight days later, when the baby was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel even before he was conceived. Luke 2:21

Church News Ireland – December 30

Image of the day - Church Leaders’ New Year Message

Speaking to the Soul – December 30

Responding to the good news

All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. Luke 2:18-19

Church News Ireland – December 29

Image of the day - Job done again

Speaking to the Soul – Christmas

The joy Jesus brings

“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Saviour—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” Luke 2:10-11

Church News Ireland – December 28

Image of the day - Shining stars on the Shankill

Speaking to the Soul – Christmas

The gift of God's Son

And while they were there in Bethlehem, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. Luke 2:6-7

Church News Ireland – December 27

Image of the day - Waterford’s Hope and Friendship Tree

Speaking to the Soul – Christmas

The God of surprises

Because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. Luke 2:4

Church News Ireland – December 26

Image of the day - Christmas in Kilkenny

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