Monday, 1 February 2016

The Epiphany Agreement

The Epiphany Agreement was signed in Jerusalem last month by the Archbishop of Dublin and the Archbishop of Jerusalem. The agreement officially establishes the link between the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the Diocese of Jerusalem. It pledges that the people of both dioceses will journey together as brothers and sisters in Christ on a common pilgrimage of faith and discipleship. 
The agreement was signed by Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archbishop Suheil Dawani in St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem on Sunday January 10. Archbishop Jackson was visiting Jerusalem with a delegation from Dublin and Glendalough which included the Revd Ken Rue, chairperson of the diocesan Council for Mission and Linda Chambers and Jan de Bruijn of the United Society. 
Following the signing, Linda Chambers interviewed both Archbishops about the link. Archbishop Dawani said the symbolic agreement heralded the two dioceses working together. He said that they in the Diocese of Jerusalem very much valued the relationship. Archbishop Jackson spoke of the connection between the Come&C project which is underway in Dublin and Glendalough and the Jerusalem link. The said they represented an internal and an external initiative linking discipleship and partnership.