Remembrance Day

Prayer — ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee

We pray for the peace of the world. Especially we commend to your mercy the homeless and refugees; those who have been dispossessed and have lost their employment; those whose families have been disrupted and who mourn the loss of loved ones. We pray for the situation in [……..]. Grant that the sane and selfless […]

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ANZAC Prayer — Brisbane Roman Catholic Church, Australia

God of our Mothers and Fathers, we pray for the peace of the world. We especially entrust to your mercy the homeless and refugees; those who have been dispossessed through war; those whose lives and families have been disrupted; and who mourn the loss of loved ones. We pray for countries who are war-torn even […]

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Remembering past & future — Ana Gobledale

God of the past, the present and the future, Thank you for Grandparents who help us remember, And grandchildren who give us reason to remember. Today we remember, even when there is peace in our land. For Peace is a fragile thing. How often it has hung by only a thread May we, followers of […]

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Remembrance Images

A picture is worth a thousand words. These images and photos are available for you to use free of charge. Please acknowledge the photographers and artists.

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Kohima Epitaph & Last Post Service, UK

Start at 10:55 so silence will commence at 11:00 am.   Scripture        Deuteronomy 32:7 Hear the ancient words of our faith from the Hebrew scripture, Deuteronomy, chapter 32, verse 7: Remember the days of old, consider the years long past; ask your parents, and they will inform you; your elders, and they will tell you. […]

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ANZAC Day hymn, Remembering — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: St. Anne Click here to access free downloads. In contemplation on this day Both pride and sadness grow; We laud the courage on display; Yet tears can overflow. White crosses filling endless fields Remind us of those lost; We long for respite, that which shields Us from war’s wicked cost. We honour all who […]

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Cafe Church, Open Table service — Remembrance Sunday

This ready-to-use Café Church Remembrance service weaves together scripture, Acts of Remembrance, reflection, conversation & communion.  It has been designed for worship around tables, but is easily adaptable to a more traditional setting. This service includes everything you need — an Order of Service to handout, leader script sheets, reader printouts, song suggestions, a list […]

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Hiroshima Day, 6 August

What words can express the horrors of war? The atrocity of dropping an atom bomb on Hiroshima?  Nagasaki? The complicity of citizens? The heart-wrenching desire to set things more right. The craving for forgiveness and atonement? Spirit of Peace, hear our prayer. “U.S. airman Matthew McGunigle photographed the Hiroshima blast. After the war, he entered […]

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ANZAC Day, 25 April

How do we remember those slain in war? What words hold the pain and sorrow of the bereaved?  The dream and hope of the peacemaker?  The promise of light and life after the devastation? How do we avoid glorifying war and death, yet remember those killed and wounded, sometimes for meaningless quarrels of others? How do […]

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Prayers for Remembrance Sunday — Cara Heafey, UK

Merciful God, your love embraces all of creation. Your realm knows nothing of the borders we draw between nations. You have taught us that every woman, man and child is our neighbour. You have commanded us to love, love, love, without thought of our own security, or glory, or gain. Remind us that you have […]

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