Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

Field-of-Poppies

A SERVICE OF CHORAL MATTINS for Remembrance Sunday Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Mattins, the morning counterpart to Evensong, is drawn from elements of the monastic prayer offices of Matins, Lauds and Prime. While Choral Mattins has been sadly forgotten in many churches, this jewel of Anglican worship is a tradition carefully preserved . . . → Read More: Choral Mattins for Remembrance Sunday

Buy a memorial poppy

The armistice that brought an end to “War to End All Wars” was concluded at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. To honor the dead, handmade poppies—simulating the flower that covered so many of the battle fields—were sold to the public. Since then, the poppy has been worn . . . → Read More: Buy a memorial poppy

Remembrance Day Poppies

Remembrance Day Poppies made by members of the Knitting Circle

The Ladies of the Knitting Circle have made Remembrance Day Poppies, which are generally worn from All Saints Day (November 1st) through Remembrance Day (November 11th; originally called Armistice Day, and known as Veterans Day on this side of the Atlantic). They are available for $5 apiece.

Remembrance Day Poppies made by members . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day Poppies

Remembrance Day

8th August 1918 by Will Longstaff

Song of Amiens Lord! How we laughed in Amiens! For here were lights and good French drink, And Marie smiled at everyone, And Madeleine’s new blouse was pink, And Petite Jeanne (who always runs) Served us so charmingly, I think That we forgot the unsleeping guns. Lord! How we laughed in Amiens! Till through the . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day

Telling the Bees

(An old Gloucestershire superstition)

by the Rev’d G. E. Rees., first published in the Westminster Gazette (1917)

They dug no grave for our soldier lad, who fought and who died out there: Bugle and drum for him were dumb, and the padre said no prayer; The passing bell gave never a peal to warn that . . . → Read More: Telling the Bees

Remembrance Day

Most Americans probably think of November 11 as Veterans Day, but a number are old enough to remember it as “Armistice Day”, marking the conclusion of World War I, the “Great War”. But to residents of the Commonwealth nations, it is Remembrance Day.

As part of their Remembrance Day observance, residents of the Commonwealth . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day