A SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR THE JOURNEY JUST BEGUN
INTO TRUTH, HEALING, AND RECONCILIATION
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
A Prayer Service at this Cathedral as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission begins its final meeting in Ottawa. Please join us if you can; all are welcome. Our worship is Anglican but there will be some Traditional elements.
Smudging available at 4 p.m., on both sides of the Cathedral, just outside each of the main entrances.
Thank you, Velma and Ko’ona!
Our time of prayer will begin at 4:30 p.m.
There will be the Four Songs, one before you come and three in our time together; thank you Coco and Ko’ona!
Bishop Don will read The Apology of 1993 and then do some sharing as we look to a new future together.
Thank you to The Rev. Deacon Michele Barr, ELCIC, for playing the piano and for The Rev. Tyler Gingrich, ELCIC.
Following the service all are invited dowstairs to the Cathedral Hall for a time of sharing and conversation, with fresh bannock, butter, jam, coffee, tea, and other treats. Thank you Bernice Desmarais. And Wallace Demarais for everything! Many thanks to the Cathedral people for hosting! You are wonderful!
Here we as Anglicans will reaffirm our commitment to the long journey still needed, into truth-telling and healing and reconciliation. Here we will ask the Creator’s help, and the presence of our Brother, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is the great Healer.
Please come and join us, whether you are Anglican, or other Christian, or Traditional Indigenous, or something else. As Anglicans we commit to the road ahead, and we understand that this ending is only the beginning. Please come and join us, come and bear witness, help us to keep our promise.