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Christ’s Seven Words from the Cross


John Mann

Foreword by Bishop Andrew Forster and Bishop Donal McKeown

[Mann’s] writing reflects both the heart of a priest and the pen of a poet, [with] thoughtful, eloquent, and generative reflections on Scripture.’ Church of Ireland Gazette

By taking the Cross, and even more specifically, the words Jesus spoke while nailed to that Cross, over the course of some weeks, rather than a few hours on Good Friday, we have time to consider more deeply the inner themes and conclusions. This meditation will help us to prepare for Holy Week, with a mind and heart familiar with the readings and ready to be filled with our own prayerful reflections. This book aims to prompt a mindset of deliberately slowing the pace of the contemplation of Christ’s words, especially those from the Cross.

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John Mann is an Anglican priest and former dean of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast. He was awarded the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2018  and holds an honorary D.Litt from Ulster University. He has previously published Journeying to the Light: Daily Reflections through Advent and Christmas (2023) with Messenger Publications.

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