Saturday, 26 July 2014

WW1 Vigil

Candlelit Vigil, Westminster Abbey

4 August 2014

                                                   Light at Candle in Perranuthnoe                                                 


August 4th, 2014

Westminster Abbey will be holding a vigil on the night of August the 4th, 2014.
Drawing upon Sir Edward Grey's famous remark that "the lights are going out all over Europe", Westminster Abbey will mark the centenary by moving from light into darkness, until one candle remains at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, which will be extinguished at 11.00pm to mark the moment of the declaration of war. The Vigil will include music, scriptural readings, psalmody, poetry, and contemporary reflection (such as diary entries and letters) from 1914.

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