In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Brussels, a single candle is burning in St Anne’s Cathedral and prayers are being said for all victims of violence.
People are invited to light candles around this central flame and there will be space for prayer and reflection in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann, said: “In view of the atrocities that continue to be perpetrated by terrorists in our world today, and particularly the Brussels attacks yesterday, a space for reflection and prayer is once again being established in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in St Anne’s Cathedral.
“A single candle will burn all day and throughout the coming days, and visitors are invited to light their own candles around it to show solidarity with those who suffer at this time. Prayers have been prepared for the use of those who come to sit or kneel as we think of all victims of violence.
“In the quiet of this chapel we will also say prayers today for those who have lost loved ones in all kinds of tragic circumstances, especially thinking of the bereaved of the Buncrana accident last Sunday.
“During Holy Week our minds and hearts search, as far as we are able, the mind and heart of Christ, who gave himself for us and seeks ever to intercede for us. May God in his mercy bring peace to the hearts of the desolate and light eternal shine on those who have died and are held in the unfathomable love of Jesus.”