4 April, 2023
All welcome to Easter service
A BLESSING of the Fire service will be held at Malanda this Saturday (Easter Eve) with three other churches at Yungaburra, Herberton and Atherton to simultaneously light Pascal candles as part of the ceremony.
The Blessing of the Easter Fire service will held at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Malanda at 7pm in the grounds of St Matthew’s Anglican Church Malanda. Also, at this time, the Pascal candles for each of the centres of the Ministry Unit –St Mary’s Atherton, St Mark’s Yungaburra and Holy Trinity Herberton – will also be lit and blessed.
This will be followed by a candlelight procession into the church.
The Blessing of the Easter Fire is an ancient service alive with symbolism and will be led by Archdeacon Chris Wright.
At this service, the new member of clergy called to lead the Ministry Unit, Fr Alphonse Garimae, will be assisting the Archdeacon. Fr Alphonse comes to Tableland Anglicans Ministry Unit from St James Cathedral in Townsville and looks forward to working in this district.
All are welcome to bring along their candle and join the service.