|Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels|
The Revd Canon Dr Jack McDonald was the preacher at the service held in the Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels on Tuesday 3 April. Canon MacDonald is the priest-in-charge of Sts Mary and Martha, Leuven, and is a canon theologian of the Pro-Cathedral. In his sermon he reminded the clergy and readers of the essence of Christian ministry: "... Jesus offers us a value judgement on the entire exercise of power, with an admonition to his disciples that the key concept in leadership – their leadership of the church after the ascension – is that of service".
The distribution of oils after the service is also a solemn affair, normally involving a deacon and some rarely seen special vestments.
Also on Tuesday, Bishop Geoffrey presided at a Chrism Mass in St Andrew's Church in Zurich. In a vast diocese such as ours, holding two services simultaneously in different parts of Europe enables larger numbers of clergy and readers to attend.
|St Andrew's, Zurich|