The cathedral of Holy Trinity, commonly called Christ Church Cathedral Dublin is the diocesan cathedral for the united dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough within the Church of Ireland or Anglican tradition, and as part of the cathedral system is deeply imbued with the spirit of the Benedictine tradition of prayer, study and hospitality.
The original and primary reason for the existence of the cathedral is the Opus Dei, the daily prayer of the Church presented to God with the best possible in music and liturgy. "Without the warming fire of worship cathedrals would be but ancient monuments rather then living temples capable of guiding the souls of men and women with glimpses of the divine" (Heritage and Renewal, CHP, London, p. 173).
The second role of Benedictine hospitality is displayed by reaching out to those around us but reflected upon in ways wider than those of worship and pilgrimage through teaching. Study historically has been of major importance in the life of a cathedral.
The cathedral also emphasises the importance of hospitality to visitors to the cathedral.