Published : 8:38 am  March 31, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (564) reads | 

 “I was no longer abandoned…I was a child of God,” sang the soloist in the choir of the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour and her words were echoed by the choir at the Recital titled “Never Thirst Again”, an Easter programme held on Monday evening, 28 March 2016 at the Cathedral


The entrance was by programme and the proceeds would go towards buying pillows for the inmates of the Maharagama Cancer Hospital. The Cathedral was full for the hour-long programme and Ishan de Lanerolle of the de Lanerolle Brothers directed the choir. Ven. Perry Brohier, Archdeacon Colombo and Vicar of the Cathedral said that already Rs.200,000 had been collected and 445 pillows had been bought and he invited wellwishers to join them on 17 March 2016 to hand over the pillows to the hospital. “Jesus had a thirst for the redemption of the Samaritan woman at the well and for all souls. He asked pardon for her past and invoked the Power of the Holy Spirit for the future. We all need comfort of heart and mind,” said Rt.Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo in his reflection. The choir sang out “I Will Never Thirst Again…Thank you loving God for quenching the deepest thirst” and the programme ended with the entire congregation standing up to sing “Hallelujah”.