Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Centenary of the WW1 Armistice

Over the last few years the Church of England has published various liturgical resources for commemorating the centenary of significant moments in the First World War.

It has now added to that collection a set of resources for the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November, and entitled ‘Steps towards Reconciliation’: a monologue interspersed with words and music.

How are we to mark the end of a War in which so many lives were lost and damaged? We
will certainly remember, but we must also commit ourselves afresh to working together for
peace. Reconciliation requires an honest ‘truth telling’, and the text that follows seeks to
respect the fact that we may only be able to take steps towards that goal.

This is an imaginative and thoughtful resource that can be used in a number of settings on and around 11 November 2018. It has been compiled by members of the Liturgical Commission.

The text is available as a pdf file here.

Posted by Simon Kershaw on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 3:28pm BST | TrackBack
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Were the Armed Forces Chaplains involved in this project?

Posted by: Labarum on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 3:46pm BST
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