Holy Week lectures at Canterbury Cathedral

The Archbishop of Canterbury reflected on prayer, reconciliation and evangelism in three lectures at Canterbury Cathedral during Holy Week 2015.The lectures, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, mirrored Archbishop Justin Welby’s three priorities for his ministry.

The first lecture, ‘The Risk of Prayer’, focused on the renewal of prayer and the Religious (monastic) life, which the Archbishop has described as having always been a vital precondition for the Church’s renewal throughout history.

In the second, ‘The Cost of Reconciliation’, the Archbishop explored the Gospel call for all Christians to be peacemakers, and consider the profound sacrifices involved in loving others despite deeply-held differences.

In the final lecture, ‘The Celebration of Witness’, the Archbishop offered his vision for every Christian to be inspired and enabled to share their faith in Jesus through words and actions.