Cathedral of St Stephen sits at one end of a popular city thoroughfare which runs from Central Station to Elizabeth Street. It's art work is among some of the best contemporary religious work in Australia and the surrounds are among Brisbane's most popular green spaces for city workers. You can view the google images of the Cathedral here One of the more bizarre moments in its recent history is an incident of a taxi driver who.managed to attempt a decent down the steps of the Francis Rush Centre in the Cathedral grounds.
At the "top end" of Brisbane is St John's Anglican Cathedral. The wikipedia entry for St John's notes that there is still work to be completed o this magnificent building including the installation of 29 life size statues on the west front and a set of cloisters on the north side of the Cathedral.Among the Cathedral's claims to fame is its organ However it doesn't seem to have a name as does the one at St Stephen's
Music Making for Well Being.
Music was one of the gifts my parents introduced me to in our family home. Before the TV set arrived in the lounge, we had a radiogram and many hours were spent listening to my father's record collection of big bands, musicals and crooners. Each generation sings a new song and I discovered the protest music of the 1960s, particularly the songs and anthems of Pete Seeger. My life was changed by the music of this era and ever since I have sung the songs of freedom and justice that tell of our work to bring "wellness" to the most vulnerable in our midst.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is not just a National event. It is also promoted by the Vatican Pontifical Commission for Promoting Christian Unity. The resources offered from the Vatican have been prepared jointly with the Commission for Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. Perhaps it is indicative of the diversity of the Churches that the week is celebrated in different times in each hemisphere. As the Vatican resource points out: