Join Archbishop Leo Cushley for Holy Mass from St Bennett's. Each Sunday, the Archbishop shares his Mass with the members of the Archdiocese so that the faithful know they are prayed for by their own Archbishop. Click below to watch.
Why and How to Pray - 6 Ways to Grow
Sister Anna Marie continues to speak on faith and prayer via Zoom for all the deaneries of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.
Originally planned to be held in parishes within the deaneries, the talks are now held via Zoom to conform with pandemic guidelines.
This coming Monday, 9th November, parishioners from churches in the Falkirk and Stirling deanery are encouraged to sign up. Invite friends and family to join. If you missed your deanery, you too can sign up - don't let the opportunity to go deeper in faith pass you by!
Please email SrAnna.Marie@staned.org.uk to register for the 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. session.
Resource: Speaking with Muslims about Christ
It is 800 years since St Francis went to meet the Sultan in Egypt to speak about faith and common values. What can Catholic Christians learn about themselves and about Islam from dialogue today?
Fr Robert Afayori spoke at our busy event titled 'Jesus in the Koran' at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday. Click here to access the fantastic slides which illustrated his talk.
Event seeks to improve dialogue between Christians and Muslims
“Jesus Christ is the subject of controversy between Christians and Muslims,” says Fr Robert Afayori, getting straight to the point.
“Whereas Muslims perceive Him to be a prophet of Allah, for us He is the Son of God and saviour of the world.”
Many Catholics are unsure what Muslims believe about Jesus. Fr Robert wants to put that right. He says a better understanding of what the Koran says about Christ will help improve dialogue between the faiths.
And that’s why he’s hosting a talk next month in Edinburgh to discuss ‘Jesus in the Koran’.
Fr Afayori, parish priest at Our Lady Immaculate and St Margaret’s Church in Duns, will draw on his PhD research on the subject.
He said: “Between the two religions there has been, over centuries, a relationship of claim and counter-claim. Muslims…confess Him to be a prophet of God, and a prophet of God cannot be likened to God himself.
“So it can be controversial. Jesus is acknowledged by the two religions, but perceived in different ways.
“This event will try to highlight the commonality and differences between them and then put forward a new concept of dialogue as an exercise in learning.”
Jesus in the Koran, Saturday 9th November, 11am-3:30pm, Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh EH9 1BB. Tickets available on Eventbrite or by calling 0131 623 8900.