A colorful community event in Belfast’s most historic cemetery


Jon Kennedy’s ‘Postcards from
his soj
ourn in Northern Ireland’

A colorful community event in Belfast’s
most historic cemetery

Jon Kennedy  

JONAL ENTRY 1296 | JUNE 29 2013

Jesus . . . asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”

— from Matthew 16, from today’s
Orthodox lectionary readings

Diary: . . . I’m backing back up to Monday morning for today’s post to write about a ceremony and celebration in the Shankill Cemetery. My friend pastor Jack Lamb asked me to attend with my press card in my cap to cover it, so (though I don’t have a press card with me and the ones I left in California are 30 or more years old) that’s what I did.


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