and matters of Historic interest concerning the building
Notes by the Minister of the Church, the Rev. JAMES IRWIN
Conducted by IAN WHYTE
It has become the pleasing habit in Scotland to take an orchestra and singers to famous cathedrals, whether still complete or in ruin, and make appropriate music within their sacred precincts. The last visit was to the Abbey of Melrose in connection with the commemoration of the octo-centenary of its foundation.
This afternoon the broadcast comes from the ruined part of Dunkeld Cathedral, within audible reach of the waters of Tay. The programme will include old religious music by Douglas, taken from the Dunkeld manuscripts.
Dunkeld has at least a thousand years of history indissolubly linked with that of Scotland itself, and it is possible, even likely, that a primitive church was built on or near the present site of the Cathedral about the time of St. Columba.
, Certainly the religious centre was moved from Iona to Dunkeld about the end of the eighth century owing to the ravages of the Vikings. One of the most famous of its abbots was Adamnan, biographer of St. Columba.
The Culdee monastery or church of Dunkeld was elevated to the status of cathedral by David I. Damage to the fabric begun in Reformation times was aggravated by an English army and the civil war of the seventeenth century completed the ruin.
Order of Service
Hymn, All people that on earth do dwell (A. and M. 166, S.P. 443)
Confession and Thanksgiving Psalm cxlvi
Deus Misereatur (Psalm lxvii) Prayers
Hymn, Glorious things of Thee are spoken (A. and M. 545, S.P. 500)
Address by the Rev. PAT MCCORMICK ,
Hymn, Bright the vision that delighted
(A. and M. 161, S.P. 460)
Organist, J. H. ALDEN
An appeal on behalf of EDINBURGH'S CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY
FUND by the Rt. Hon. Lord AITCHISON
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